Many in the community are mourning the tragic loss of Anthony Ryor.

The 17-year-old died after a rollover crash early Monday morning just a day before he would have started his senior year at Mishawaka High School.

Most people called him A.J.

He was on the National Honor Society and he was an athlete.

A.J.'s friends, teammates and others are doing their best to help the grieving family.

Police say around one in the morning 17-year-old A.J. Ryor was driving home from a movie with two friends when he lost control.

It happened in the southbound lanes of Capital Avenue in between Jefferson and Lincolnway.

Police say the car flipped several times and A.J. was thrown from the car.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital from internal injuries.   

His aunt Kara Gordon says, "He just was a great kid and very well loved and he's going to be very missed."

A.J.'s aunt says he wanted to go to Purdue to study to be an architect.

She says his passion was baseball.

He leaves behind his parents, four siblings and others.   

His aunt says, "He was always there for anyone in need and would do anything for anyone especially his family. he loved his family more than anything."

There's a memorial in front of the family's house and many of A.J.'s teammates from the baseball team left their jerseys in his honor.

The baseball coach says a.j. played second and third bases as well as short stop.

John Huemmer is the baseball coach and he says, "I'm more worried about A.J.'s family. I'm worried about my ball players who are very close to him so I'm just thinking of what i can do to help."

One idea he already has is to hang A.J.'s number one jersey in the dugout for every game next season.

The coach says A.J. was a fantastic individual and a hard worker and he'll miss his leadership.

He adds, "Due to the fact that during drills when things weren't going well he would be the only person to step up and bring them together."

The two teens in the car with A.J. are okay.

Classes at Mishawaka high start tomorrow and there will be counselors on hand.

A.J.'s aunt says he's donating his organs which is something the 17-year-old was very passionate about.

A memorial fund in A.J.'s honor has been set up.

If you'd like to donate you can do so at any Teachers Credit Union location in our area.

Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the crash, to contact Major Dean Chandler at (574) 235-9871.