The boy who was killed Thursday afternoon while walking along the Key Peninsula Highway was a 16-year-old Peninsula High School student, the Peninsula School District confirmed Friday morning.

Kyle Stillion was struck by a vehicle at about 5:22 p.m. on the highway north of Olson Drive, Key Peninsula Fire Chief Guy Allen said Thursday.

A 61-year-old woman was driving along the Key Peninsula Highway when she drifted onto the narrow shoulder of the road and struck the boy, Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said Thursday. There is no evidence of intoxication and the woman was distraught, Troyer said.

"A tragic accident," Troyer said. "It's just a shame."

The teenager was transported to Tacoma's Saint Joseph Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Homecoming festivities were scheduled for Friday at Peninsula High but a pep assembly was canceled, according to district spokeswoman Kathy Weymiller. The district's crisis management team was at the school on Friday morning offering counseling for students and staff. Dozens of students gathered in the library sharing memories of Stillion.