|Chris Stewart, 17|
|Deanna Rivers, 17|
Tragedy struck Saturday night near Exit 8 in Halfmoon, as a reckless, drunk driver hit and killed two Shenendehowa seniors.
Chris Stewart and Deanna Rivers, both 17, were rear ended by 22-year-old Dennis Dru of Clifton Park, causing their 2000 Ford Explorer to roll over.
Two other students riding with Stewart and Rivers suffered multiple bone fractures and were treated at Albany Medical Center.
According to eye-witnesses, Dru was speeding around 75 mph and began swerving between lanes when he collided with the rear end of the Ford Explorer, causing it to roll over multiple times and land in the highway median.
The four students were on their way back home from the Siena College vs. U. Albany basketball game. Stewart was voted team captain of the Shenendehowa Plainsmen Football team and Rivers was on the varsity softball team.
Both of them are our Featured Millennials, as their memory will always live on within Saratoga Millennial, as well as in the hearts of our community’s friends and families.