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Md. high schooler who died in crash buried

The funeral for Steven Dankos, 17, the River Hill High School football player who died in a weekend pickup truck crash, was Thursday.

River Hill football players served as pallbearers at the service, which took place at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hyattsville.

River Hill football players served as pallbearers (Post.)

David Erdman, the driver of the truck, has been charged with drunken driving, homicide by motor vehicle while intoxicated and manslaughter by motor vehicle.

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I hope all of the young men and women who attended this funeral realize that it could, one day, be one (or more) of them in that box. And they are the ones who make that determination.

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | December 3, 2009 8:24 PM | Report abuse

Having graduated from Quince Orchard HS (Darnestown, MD) in 2000, I know the value of having lost friends. Quince Orchard opened in 1987 and averaged at least one student death, per year, between 1987 and 1997, the first ten years it was open.

I was lucky not to have lost any friends from QO during my time there, but lost friends at other schools, Seneca Valley, Northwest, etc. So, I can understand what these guys must be feeling. You don't quite understand it fully at the time, but as they sit and reflect on this tragic incident, it will become clearer for them.

It's a shame to loose such a young life, but God had other plans for him. I know this may or may not help, but that young guy is now with God. My sympathies go out to his friends and family. May God be with them all.

Posted by: Darkvette | December 4, 2009 9:06 AM | Report abuse

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