Calling hours, vigil for teens killed in Northway crash

Posted at: 12/04/2012 4:25 PM
Updated at: 12/04/2012 5:15 PM
By: WNYT Staff

CLIFTON PARK - Communities from across the Capital Region and even star athletes will pause Tuesday night to remember the victims and survivors of the deadly Northway crash.

Police say the SUV the teens were traveling in went out of control and rolled over after being rear-ended by another vehicle.  They say the driver of that car, 22-year-old Dennis Drue of Clifton Park, had been drinking.


Thousands of people are expected to attend a vigil tonight in memory of Shen seniors Chris Stewart and Deanna Rivers.

Students laid flowers on the 50 yard line, and lit candles on the field in the memory of the beloved students.

Students will be bussed in from around the area by the thousands Tuesday night.

The school spokesman said they have no idea how many people may attend the event, but they're thinking there could be as many as 10,000 people mourning at the Tuesday night vigil.

 Funeral arrangements have also  been announced for Chris Stewart and Deanna Rivers, the teens killed over the weekend in a tragic crash on the Northway.

Calling hours for 17-year-old Deanna Rivers will be held Wednesday, from 3 to 7 p.m. at St. Edward the Confessor Church in Clifton Park. A funeral mass is on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the same church.

Calling hours for 17-year-old Christopher Stewart will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church in Round Lake. A memorial service will be on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.