Keith R. Hayes Jr., a junior at Lansdowne High School, died Sunday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being injured in an automobile accident Nov. 27 in Ellicott City.
Services were being held today at the Lansdowne Alliance Church, 2212 Lansdowne Road.
Known as "Snapper," the 16-year-old resident of Janice Avenue in Lansdowne was a member of the Student Council at the high school, where he made posters, signs and other artwork. He played on the ninth-grade lacrosse team.
He also played soccer on a St. Clement's Church team and baseball with Lansdowne and Baltimore Highlands recreation center teams.
The Baltimore native had previously attended the Lansdowne elementary and middle schools.
Fond of working on cars, he had a part-time job at Beltway International Trucks Inc.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Gail V. and Guy H. Sheetz Sr. of Lansdowne; his father, Keith R. Hayes Sr. of Lansdowne; a sister, Tammy L. Hayes of Lansdowne; two brothers, John J. and Guy H. Sheetz Jr., both of Lansdowne; his grandmother and stepgrandfather, Elsie and John Pusloskie, both of Lansdowne; a grandmother, Edith King of Paw Paw, W. Va.; and a stepgrandmother, Patricia Reed of Hampstead.