Bidwell Park crash victim remembered at El Rey memorial

POSTED: 3:32 PM Jan 11 2014   UPDATED: 4:23 PM Jan 11 2014
CHICO, Calif. -

Adam Taylor, 27, who was killed on New Year's Day in a single car accident, was remembered Saturday in Chico.  Family and friends gathered at the El Rey Theatre downtown.

At the family's request no one dressed in black.  They said Taylor was a happy person who would want others to be the same, even at his memorial.  There was a slide show and some of Taylor’s favorite songs were sung.

Taylor was killed when his Mini Cooper slammed into a tree in Chico’s Bidwell Park and burst into flames.

The exact cause of the crash won't be known until his autopsy report is released.