SPOKANE, Wash. – The Washington State Transportation Commission renamed State Route 27 Wednesday afternoon after the teen who was killed in the Freeman High School shooting earlier this year.

Sam Strahan was shot and killed on September 13 when he confronted the shooter.

"If his name is on a highway, maybe people will pass by...look up at his name...and find out what he did," his mother said ahead of the vote.

photo by Anna Strahan

The Sam Strahan Memorial Highway would stretch from mile marker 82 to mile marker 68.9, passing by Freeman High School.

"He had a huge heart," Sam Strahan's mother told commissioners Wednesday of her son. "He was an ordinary kid who did extraordinary things."

A timeframe for this project still has not been announced. The family hopes the Sam Strahan Memorial Highway will be in place by the end of 2017.