Services for N.Y. student killed in highway crash

Sunday December 9, 2012

CLIFTON PARK, N .Y. (AP) -- A memorial Mass was held for the second of two Albany-area high school students killed in a highway crash last weekend.

The service for 17-year-old Chris Stewart of Clifton Park were held Saturday morning at a Catholic church in his hometown. Stewart and fellow Shenendehowa High School senior Deanna Rivers, also 17, were killed when their vehicle was struck by another vehicle on Interstate 87 in southern Saratoga County.

Funeral services for Rivers were held Thursday.

Two other students injured in the crash have been released from the hospital.

Authorities have said the 22-year-old college student driving the other vehicle had been drinking before the crash. Toxicology tests to determine Dennis Drue’s blood alcohol content are complete, but state police are withholding the results until they can test the sample for other substances.


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