Nov 25, 2014 6:19 PM
Teen driver killed in Londonderry identified
LONDONDERRY - At the crash site on Hall Road, flowers and signs mark the spot where Craig Fairweather's car went off the road. His close friends hugging and wiping away tears just hours after hearing at school the 16-year-old had died.
"I didn't even know how to react. I was speechless. I've known him my whole life," said Elena Gennell, who says she's known Fairweather since birth.
Last night authorities found Fairweather's car car under water off Hall Road. They worked frantically to get him out of the car but it was too late. The road reopened Tuesday and the crash remains under investigation.
The memorial at the crash site grew throughout the day as many people came here to leave signs and flowers. He was a junior at Londonderry and also had an older brother on the football team.
"He's the type of kid that reached out to others and made them feel comfortable at our high school. Everything that we're about at Londonderry High School he really embodied and exhibited on a day-to-day basis," said Londonderry High School Principal Jason Parent.
Fairweather was an honor roll student and played trumpet in the school's marching band.