Tampa, Florida -- Friends say Michael Agana's family has taken him off life support, days after his car crashed through the wall along Bayshore Blvd. and into Hillsborough Bay.
According to posts on Facebook pages created by friends and family, Michael Agana's family planned to remove him from life support around midnight Tuesday night.
Multiple friends posted afterward that the 19-year old USF freshman had passed away.
Just as Agana's family was grappling with that difficult decision at Tampa General Hospital, more than 100 supporters gathered for a vigil not far away.
The students, parents, and friends lit candles and spent much of their time in silence as they stood near the shattered balustrade that separates Bayshore's world-famous sidewalk from the bay.
Some knew Agana from his South Tampa neighborhood. Others went to Plant High School and played alongside him on the school's drumline. Many also came from the University of South Florida.
Agana was a freshman at USF and member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. One of his fraternity brothers, Taylor Ashby, talked about Agana's love of hockey, his love of music, and about how much this hurts.
Friday at around 8:15 p.m., Agana's car came at full speed from a side street, crossed four lanes of Bayshore Blvd., and crashed through the iconic wall. His car was submerged in Hillsborough Bay.
A Tampa Police Department diver had him out of the car in less than ten minutes. But Agana didn't recover.
There are no skid marks at the scene and joggers along Bayshore heard no screeching tires or other signs Agana tried to stop. Why his car went through the wall and into the water is still a mystery, and may never be answered.