Scholarship Created In Memory of Danvers Teen Killed in Crash

A fundraiser will be held Friday night at Beverly's Italian Community Center for a scholarship created in memory of Dillon Renard.

The family of Dillon Renard, a teen from Danvers killed in an alleged drunk driving accident in Salem, will host a scholarship fundraiser in his honor at the Beverly Italian Community Center on Friday night. 

The fundraiser, 'Dream for Dillon' will benefit the teen's scholarship fund, which will be awarded to a 2012 Salem High School graduate who receives special education services. 

"Dillon's family has set up this scholarship fund in his memory so we can assist others fulfill a dream that Dillon never had a chance to see come true," the scholarship fund website said

Renard was killed on June 16, 2012, after the vehicle he was a passenger in hit a tow truck on Boston Street in Salem. The driver, 25-year-old Angelique Griffin, faces charges of vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated. 

Renard's family filed a wrongful death suit in July. 

The 'Dream for Dillon' fundraiser will be held from 7-11:55 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9. Donations are being accepted for a silent auction. 


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