Carleton College Men Who Died in Crash Remembered as Star Athletes, Star Students

Updated: 03/03/2014 8:08 PM By: Ellen Galles

Two Carleton College students are improving, but grieving, after a semi hit their vehicle and killed three of their friends.

According to authorities, their SUV slid across the road Friday into the semi's path, a few miles from campus in Northfield.

James Adams of St. Paul, Paxton Harvieux of Stillwater and 20-year-old Michael Goodgame of Westport, Conn. were killed in the crash.

Adams was a junior studying chemistry. He went to high school at St. Paul Academy where he was an honor student and a member of the football, hockey and golf teams.

Harvieux was studying computer science and German. "He loved life, he pursued life to the fullest," said his aunt Rachel Harvieux.

The driver of the SUV, 20-year-old William Sparks of Evanson, Ill., along with passenger 19-year-old Connor Eckert of Seattle, Wash., were both hospitalized at Hennepin County Medical Center.

The five friends, all Carleton College students, were on their way to the airport to head to California for an Ultimate Frisbee tournament when the deadly crash occurred.

Memorial services have been scheduled later this week for the three men killed in the crash.

According to Adams' obituary, visitation will take place Friday, March 7 from 4-8 p.m. at Bradshaw at 678 South Snelling. His funeral service will be held Saturday, March 8 at 11 a.m. at the House of Hope Presbyterian Church at 797 Summit Avenue in St. Paul.

A celebration of Harvieux's life will be held on Saturday, March 8 from 3-6 p.m. at the auditorium at Stillwater Junior High School.

According to Goodgame's obituary reported by Westport News, his memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, at Christ and Holy Trinity Church in downtown Westport, Conn. His burial will take place on Friday, March 7, at 11 a.m. at the Cemetery of Christ and Holy Trinity Church in Westport.