Student killed in crash remembered by friends, family

KENNET SQUARE, Pa. - August 15, 2010

Friends say Oscar Regalado, or Okie as he was known, didn't have an enemy in the world.

"The most genuine person that anyone could ever meet. If you didn't know him personally, you knew that he was special anyway; he could brighten up a room just by being there," Marco Sordi said.

"He just liked being nice to people, I think," Jordan Patterson said.

Oscar died early Friday morning in a one car crash on Chandler Road just off Route 1 in Pennsbury Township.

Police say 19-year-old Alex Moore was driving when he lost control around a sharp curve.

Pennsylvania State Police don't believe alcohol played a role, but speed did. All three were wearing seatbelts, but it didn't prevent Oscar from succumbing to his injuries.

"We know that there were the three of them in the car and they lost control someway and hit a tree right where Okie was," Sordi said.

Oscar attended the Delaware College of Art and Design and was a 2009 graduate of Unionville High School.

Just a couple of weeks ago, the head of the art department at Unionville, Jeffrey Wheet, died after a long illness. The tragedies have been a devastating blow for the tight knit community.

"We're all family in this community so we'll be able to get through it together; it'll take a lot of time," Sordi said.

So far no one has been charged in the accident.

Oscar leaves behind two sisters and his parents.

More importantly, his loved ones say, he leaves behind a legacy of kindness and laughter that will remain with them for many years to come.

Oscar's friends say funeral arrangements have not been made. They are still awaiting word from the family. They do plan on a setting up an art scholarship in Oscar's name at the high school.

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