News 12's Most-Viewed: #12 - Washingtonville HS senior killed in car crashPosted: Updated:
News 12 Digital is highlighting the most-viewed stories of 2018 as part of our 'News 12's Most-Viewed' series. This tragic story about a 17-year-old who died in a car accident was originally posted on May 5. Original story below.
A 17-year-old Orange County high school senior was killed in a car crash on Wednesday after police say he lost control of his car and hit a tree.
Police say John West III crashed into a utility pole in the afternoon along Route 208 in Blooming Grove.
District officials say that grief counselors and therapy dogs were on hand at Washingtonville High School to reassure upset students, faculty and staff.
They say he was a talented musician and former varsity athlete who set aside sports this year to work and save for college.
Students tell News 12 that a memorial was set up in West's parking space.