SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a teenager on Wednesday.
The vehicles involved in this tragic fatal accident are being taken away from the scene.
One by one, Hoosic Valley High School students paid their respect to 17-year-old senior William Rowe.
Rowe or Bub or Willy as some called him would have turned 18 on June 23rd, the same day he was set to graduate.
Sadly he died in a tragic accident that New York State Police say happened at around 7:40 a.m. when Rowe was driving himself and his younger 14-year-old brother to school along Route 40.
Police say Rowe crossed the double line striking an RV. Rowe died on scene and his brother was taken to Samaritan Hospital with minor injuries.
The driver of the RV 62-year-old Angel Martinez was also taken to Albany Memorial Hospital.
Students are clearly devastated by this loss took their grief to Rowe’s parking space in the senior parking lot, their heartfelt messages in chalk read, “We love you Will”, “Will be Missed”, and “Rest In Peace Bud”.
Friends describe him as a great kid who loved his family, he played soccer and did track and also showed cows at the local fair.
Rowe’s parents went to the memorial at Hoosic Valley Central School where students were making that in Williams parking spot. They say things like that are really helping them during this difficult time.