Memorial service set for Hilton Head teen killed in crash

astice@islandpacket.comNovember 19, 2011 

A memorial service for Kendall Walton, the 17-year-old Hilton Head Islander who died after her car struck a tree Thursday night on Indigo Run Drive will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church.

Walton, a Hilton Head Preparatory senior, was killed after her car ran off the road and struck a tree at about 9:20 p.m., according to Beaufort County Deputy Coroner David Ott.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Island Funeral Home and Crematory, located at 4 Cardinal Road.

Four other teens who were in the 2008 BMW Walton was driving were hospitalized at Savannah's Memorial University Medical Center.

Nate Riley, 18, a graduate of Hilton Head Island High School, was listed in fair condition Saturday, according to hospital spokesman Dale Hooks. The extent of his injuries was not available.

The condition of passenger Maggie Deery, a senior at Hilton Head High, was not available, Hooks said.

Deery, 18, suffered head and neck injuries and underwent surgery Friday, according to family friends.

The conditions of passengers Megan Shepherd, also a Hilton Head High senior, and Jacob Schultz, a former Hilton Head Preparatory School student who was visiting the island at the time of the crash, could not be released because they are under 18, Hooks said.

Hilton Head Prep headmaster Anthony Kandel said counselors will be available to talk to grieving students through next week.

"We are focusing now on supporting the family," Kandel said Saturday.

Hilton Head High School principal Amanda O'Nan said she visited Savannah Memorial on Saturday, where families of the crash victims requested privacy.

The incident remains under investigation, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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