HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. ‒ A grieving community will celebrate the life of 21-year-old Carter Smith in a memorial service Dec. 22 at 11 a.m. in Hasting's Grace Episcopal Church.
Smith, a senior at McGill University in Montreal and 2008 Hastings High School graduate, was killed Tuesday when his car went of of control on a stretch of Warburton Avenue in Yonkers, just south of his home in Hastings-on-Hudson.
"He was a great friend, an awesome guy and I am glad I was blessed to know him," said Marine Cpl. Jonathan Harris, a former classmate. "He will be greatly missed."
Dozens of friends have posted condolences, photos and prayers on Smith's Facebook site.
Smith was an honor student, soccer player and computer whiz who mentored students and teachers in computer technology. He started Inzolvio, a technology company, with another student while still in high school and assisted with school musical performances and plays.
He was traveling north on Warburton Avenue at 2 a.m. when he lost control of his car and struck several parked cars. Yonkers Police are still investigating the accident.
Smith is survived by his mother, Jessica, his father, Wayne, and 19-year-old twin brothers Dylan and Morgan. Morgan also attends McGill and Dylan attends Colby College in Maine.