A recent graduate of Wheaton High School is being remembered as a "beam of light" after he was killed in a car crash in Wheaton, Maryland, Wednesday morning.
Yonatan Tedros, 18, was traveling north on Connecticut Avenue at 7:46 a.m. when he collided with a vehicle turning onto the roadway. Police say it's not clear why the two vehicles collided.
Tedros' car then crossed the median strip, causing a chain-reaction crash involving three vehicles.
Tedros was taken to a hospital, where he later died.
He had just graduated this year from Wheaton High School, a Montgomery County Public Schools spokesman said.
Two of the drivers and a juvenile passenger from Tedros' car were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
"YT was a beam of light in human form. He was an extremely joyful guy who always kept a smile on his face no matter what," said a GoFundMe page created to help Tedros' family with funeral expenses says.
As of Thursday afternoon, the page had raised more than $9,900 toward a $12,000 goal.