Saturday Service for Teen Who Died After His Car Struck a Home in Selby
Ryan Anderson’s family will hold a memorial service for the 20-year-old at 10 a.m. on Saturday (Feb. 23) at Christ Episcopal Church on Owensville Road in West River.
Anderson was the driver when his Honda Civic coupe struck a Selby neighborhood home around 1:30 in the morning on Saturday (Feb. 16).
Anderson, 20, passed away around 9 p.m. on Saturday when he succumbed to his injuries at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
Following the memorial service, there will be a gathering of family and friends.
The family has asked that memorial contributions be directed to Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland, c/o Ryan Anderson, Family Services Department, 1730 Twin Springs Road, Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21227.
Inside the home on Hillside Drive, a woman in her 80s was asleep at the time of the accident. Family described her as shaken, but not injured.
Anderson’s mother wrote on her Facebook page that the family decided to donate all of Ryan’s organs and tissue to people in need of the gift of life, “so that his legacy of generosity will live on,” she said. Anderson was described by his mother in the post as, “the most considerate and loving man I have ever known, with an incredibly contagious smile that lit up my world.”
His smile was contagious to others as Facebook and Twitter lit up with notes of condolence to the family and Breanna Carter, his girlfriend who was originally reported as a passenger. She was not in the vehicle at the time of the accident.
An investigation by police revealed that Anderson failed to stop at the intersection and drove off the roadway into the yard and collided with the house’s front porch and foundation. When the car hit the front porch, it produced what police spokesman Justin Mulcahy described as an under-ride condition with a large portion of the impact being done to the windshield and the roof.
Mulcahy said that Anderson was likely not wearing a seat-belt and suffered “sustained severe injuries.” He was taken to Shock Trauma in critical condition. Police do not know whether alcohol contributed to the crash, but said that speed did not appear to be a factor.