December 8, 2021

‘Always have each other’s backs’: Livermore High School grieves death of student killed in car crash

LIVERMORE, Calif. (KGO) — A somber scene on the soccer area of Livermore High School Saturday evening.

Lots of got here out to pay their respects for Hunter Diemert, who tragically misplaced his life Friday after being concerned in a car crash with 5 different college students.

Herb Guidry was Diemert’s wrestling coach.

He tells ABC7 the younger man’s household is understandably shaken by what occurred.

“You could just see it in their face that they knew their son was loved, they knew they did a good job with him and just like any parent, they’re just devastated that they don’t get to see him again tomorrow,” Guidry mentioned.

Whereas Guidry was touched by the vigil’s turnout, he says he isn’t stunned given the sort of tradition the varsity tries to instill in its college students.

“It’s about family, and we take care of each other, and when we get knocked down, we’re there to pick each other up,” he mentioned.

It is a sentiment additionally shared by different college students in attendance too.

People who each knew Diemert personally, and in no way.

“We are pretty supportive over here. We always have each other’s backs no matter what,” mentioned Livermore High School student, Maximus Thorp.

So whereas the neighborhood grieves the loss of a life gone too quickly, coach Guidry reminds everybody to recollect the issues we cherish most.

“Hug your loved ones, hug your children if you have them and just try to keep everybody safe,” Guidry mentioned.