Fundraiser For High School Student Killed In Route 9 Crash

Asaivion Whiting (Photo courtesy GoFundMe)

  FREEHOLD – A GoFundMe has been created for the 17-year-old Manalapan High School student and football star who lost his life in a fatal car crash Tuesday evening.

  Around 10:30 p.m., Asaivion Whiting was one of five teenagers in a car that spun out after the driver lost control. The car ran off the roadway, hitting a curb and several concrete bollards, and continued to roll over and finally stopped in front of 3468 Route 9, officials said.

  Whiting as well as a 15-year-old boy from Allentown were both pronounced dead after the crash.

  His loved ones started a GoFundMe to raise money to offset the cost of the funeral expenses for Whiting’s family.

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  “He was very soft spoken, polite, team oriented, community oriented and an optimistic human being. He wanted to be a police officer and was extremely knowledgeable about agriculture,” Andrea Beaton who created the fundraiser wrote. “He played football at Manalapan High School and was a star athlete. All while playing his own season of football, he made the time to come down to the youth level and help at practices and games for his younger brother’s football team. He was extremely helpful to every coach and motivated the youth players at every game! They all looked up to him,”

  Their goal is to raise $30,000 to support Whiting’s family. If you would like to donate, visit gf.me/v/c/knl8/your-help-is-needed-for-a-fellow-manalapan-brave.