He was so close to graduating high school. So ready to pursue his dreams.
But a crash in Carroll County ended a 17 year old's life. Michael McVerry was a senior at Westminster High school.
On Friday night, the varsity football team will dedicate the game to his family when they play in the regional finals.
Police say alcohol or drugs were not a factor in the crash that killed the 17 year old Tuesday night.
It happened on Deer Park Road in Carroll County. McVerry was riding in a car driven by 18 year old Nick Gaetani. Their car crossed the lane and hit a dodge neon.
The driver of the neon was treated and released. Gaetani is being treated at Shock Trauma.
Neighbors say the crash was so loud, they knew right away something terrible had happened.
Michael's friends plan to hold a vigil in his honor. Counselors are on hand at Westminster High to help grieving students.