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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- A public memorial was held Thursday afternoon for an Aloha teen who died after being hit by a car last week.

Max McGregor, 17, was walking home from school when a car went up on the sidewalk and struck him.

Those who knew McGregor said he was a promising your man who dreamed of becoming an engineer. He was a junior at Beaverton s Health and Science School.

I think teenagers get a bad rap these days. He was one of the amazing ones, said Peggy McGregor, Max's mother.

His memorial was held at the Beaverton Foursquare Church on SW Walker Road.

Family members said McGregor had just stepped off a TriMet bus and onto the sidewalk when he was hit about a block from home. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies said 41-year-old Michelle Young was driving south on Southwest 185th Avenue when her car left the roadway, hopped the curb and struck McGregor.

Young s car also crashed through two fences, before coming to a rest against a nearby house.

There is now a memorial at the spot where the deadly crash happened. A contractor fixed the fence for free and engraved Max's name in it.

Background: Friends talk about McGregor

Details of deadly crash, investigation

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