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Germantown Rallies to Help Family of Fallen Northwest Student

Friends, neighbors, and schoolmates of Josh Snyder have rallied around his family today after news of the 17-year-old Northwest High School student’s death reached Germantown.

Friends have started a GoFundMe account to help his family offset some of the costs associated with his death and burial. As of 3:00 pm just hours after it was created the fund had raised $5,300.

The Northwest senior was killed on Wednesday afternoon on his way to a recently started a physical therapy internship while driving on southbound I-270 when his car veered to into the left shoulder and crashed into a box truck which was parked in the shoulder just south of Montrose Road in Bethesda.

According to the GoFundMe page, Josh loved wrestling and was a member of the Jags wrestling team; he was also part of the schools very successful team. He played football for a year, but then became a fan. “You could always spot him cheering for the NWHS football team because of that familiar red hair,” said the posting. “When he was younger he begrudgingly joined the neighborhood swim team where he made lots of friends.”