One of Sam's classmates died on Sunday morning. He was in a car wreck either coming back from or going to one of the prom after parties. He wasn't wearing his seatbelt- neither was the driver, who is in critical condition. The driver may have been speeding, and the road was one of those narrow winding roads.
None of the kids in the car were Sam's friends (they were all sophomores), but of course the whole school is grieving.
I always dread reading the regional section of newspapers during prom/graduation season- some kid always dies in a car wreck, from speeding, driving while drunk, or whatever.