Friends And Family Remember Victim Of Suspected DUI Crash
Friends and family of Derek King, the teen killed June 9th in a car crash, gathered for a memorial in Federal Way Wednesday.

King and his friend, Nick Hodgins were passengers in their classmate's Honda that stalled on I-5 near Tukwila. Police say they were rear ended by suspected drunk driver Alexander Peder.

Anthony Beaver, the driver of the car Derek was riding in, came to the memorial but didn't speak.

Derek's dad told everyone at the memorial that even from a young age, it was hard to catch his son without a smile on his face.

"We will remember Derek for what he lived for. He lived for the day," says Randall King.

Derek lived doing the things he loved best like playing the guitar with his neighbor, dirt biking, golfing and wake boarding. His true passion was cooking.

"He found his course of his life and was on his way from one success to another," says culinary teacher Tony Poplin. "It taught me as a teacher how important it is to believe all students want to succeed."

As he grew up, friends and classmates say Derek was the one who kept them smiling. Derek's parents want everyone to remember their son's contagious smile, but not forget the terrible way they lost him, at the hands of an accused drunk driver.

"When you're at the beach or kicking it with friends, he will be there with you. Don't forget the senseless reason why he died. He is now our guardian angel."

There is a fund set up in Derek King's name at Columbia Bank. His parents say they will use the money to set up a culinary scholarship.