BRIDGTON — Authorities have identified the person who died in a single car crash last week on Kansas Road in Bridgton.

Austin J. Sloat, a senior at Lake Region High School, was killed in the Sept. 5 crash.

Kathleen Beecher, superintendent of schools for School Administrative District 61, said high school students held a moment of silence last Friday for the 17-year-old Bridgton teenager.

Beecher said a celebration of Sloat’s life was held Tuesday at the Crooked River School in Casco. Beecher said family and friends have erected a memorial cross at the crash site.

Bridgton Police Chief Kevin Schofield could not be reached for comment, but Schofield told the Bridgton News the investigation into the crash is not complete.

Schofield told the newspaper that a second vehicle has been impounded by police. The chief would not elaborate.

A press release issued on the day of the crash by Bridgton police said that excessive speed contributed to the crash, which took place at 2:15 p.m.

In his obituary, which ran in the Portland Press Herald, his family said that Sloat “was loved by many and had an infectious smile. He was always rooting for the underdog and always took care of his friends.”