Christopher Lewis Meigs, 18, a freshman at the University of Virginia and a 1982 graduate of Yorktown High School in Arlington, died Oct. 8 at Lynchburg General Hospital of head and abdominal injuries he received Wednesday night when a truck carrying 64 students collided with a car near Lynchburg.
Another freshman at UVA, Brian H. McKittrick, of Oakton, was killed in the wreck. Officials said the accident occurred when the truck crossed the center line of U.S. Rte. 19 and collided with a car. The driver of the truck, David H. Holmes, 21, of Smithtown, N.Y., was charged with reckless driving, officials said.
At Yorktown, Mr. Meigs was elected to the National Honor Society and the Mathematics Honor Society. He was a member of the football team and had received honorable mention for the All District Northern Virginia high school team. He also was a member of the Key Club, the Ski Club and the track team and was a Life Scout in the Boy Scouts.
At UVA, he had been accepted by the School of Architecture.
He was born in Fredericksburg, Va. He grew up in Springfield and Arlington.
Survivors include his mother, Sarah Dean, of Reston; his father, Bruce Evans Meigs, of Arlington; a sister, Evan Elizabeth Meigs, of Reston, and three grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James W. Meigs, of Indialantic, Fla., and Mrs. William R. Hudlow, of Salem, Va.