Family and friends mourn teen killed in crash


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Friends and family are mourning the loss of 14-year-old, Shaylee Boling.

Sandia High School students gathered at the crash site Thursday to remember Boling, including her boyfriend of six months, Tommy Solazzo.

“That was the love of my life right there that I just lost,” said Solazzo.

It was Wednesday morning when two thieves stole a work van left warming up. Surveillance video shows them then run a stop sign at Copper and Chelwood Park, crashing into a car with a mother and her two kids inside. Shaylee was killed.

“She was so amazing, she was one of a kind for sure,” said Solazzo. “She was so talented, so smart.”

Meanwhile at Sandia High School, students made signs. They also wore her favorite color.

“I just want people to pray for her and her family,” said Shaylee’s friend, Trisha Leyba. “They’re going to need it a lot.”

Police said Shaylee’s mother is in critical condition and her 3-year-old brother didn’t have serious injuries.

At the 14-year-old’s growing memorial, people are just trying to understand why this happened.

“I was totally shocked, I couldn’t believe it,” said a family friend. “Their daughter, she was a sweetheart, she was a doll, I’ll never forget her.”

Those closest to her, like Tommy, just hope police find her killers soon.

“I hope they pay, I hope they get full consequences for what they did to her,” said Solazzo. “I want justice.”

KRQE News 13 also spoke with Shaylee’s stepdad. He said she was full of love and had just won a scholarship with the Santa Fe Opera.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family.

A vigil is also scheduled Friday night at Sandia High School.

The thieves took off on foot after the crash and police haven’t been able to find them. It was a man and a woman. They’re asking the public for tips and help finding them.

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