SAN JOSE (KCBS)— A San Jose high school was in mourning following the sudden death of a talented, teenage musician that many described as a rising star. A vigil was being held in his honor Thursday.
Donae James Johnican was hit and killed by a Caltrain on the tracks in San Jose on Tuesday. By all accounts the 16-year-old was a talented guitarist who had been taken in by the power of music.
Last month the Lincoln High School junior received an award from Silicon Valley De-Bug – a multimedia platform for youth, immigrants and low-wage communities – for writing a song about teens who have trouble getting through high school.