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'Forever in our hearts,' roadside memorial for 19-year-old killed in Regina crash

Justin Pelly, 19, was killed when his vehicle crashed into a stone wall off Regina's Diefenbaker Drive. A fundraising campaign is underway to help cover funeral costs.

Online fundraising has been set up to help pay for funeral costs

Friends have painted messages on the wall where 19-year-old Justin Pelly died. (Chris Lane/CBC)

A fundraising campaign is underway for the family of a 19-year-old killed in a crash on Saturday morning in Regina.

Justin Pelly died after his vehicle hit a stone, sound barrier wall beside Diefenbaker Drive in the city's northwest. 

On Sunday, a GoFundMe campaign was started to help cover funeral costs and other related expenses, according to the fundraiser's creator.

"Justin was so full of life, laughter, jokes and meant something dear to many of us," wrote Jade Baer-Marshall, who started the GoFundMe page.

Police investigating crash

According to Regina police, Pelly failed to make a curve, left the road and hit the wall around 1 a.m. CST. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Police say, Pelly failed to make the curve and hit this sound barrier wall. (CBC)

Memorial at crash site

A makeshift memorial for a teen who died in a crash on Regina's Diefenbaker Drive. 0:28

People have spray-painted the wall with messages and left flowers at the crash site. 

"Forever in our hearts," reads one message, "never forgotten," reads another. 

Pelly's funeral service is on Saturday.

Friends and loved ones have left flowers and mementos at the base of the wall. (Chris Lane/CBC)

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Adam Hunter

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Adam Hunter is the provincial affairs reporter at CBC Saskatchewan, based in Regina. He has been with CBC for 12 years. He hosts the CBC podcast On the Ledge. Follow him on Twitter @AHiddyCBC. Contact him: adam.hunter@cbc.ca