The death of the Vangas.youth was a tragedy., for his school as wellas the entire community The Ohio State Highway Patrolhandled the investigation of the accident whichoccurred at Price'sCreek on Route 503 about three :miles north of West Alexandria, Friday night. Vangas was the driver of the auto northbound, which plunged off the highway to the right of the Price's Creek bridgeinto the creek Fred Brower was a companion in the automobile., He climbed from, the partly submerged auto .and in. a state of shock. and suffering from lacerations crawled up onto the highway and hailed a passing motorist. He: was taken into West Alexanderia for help and told themhe.could.not find the Vangas boy .The accident occurred around 7 p.m. and thebody was not located until I shortly before 10 p m It was learned that Vangas was taking Brower. to the latter's home to pick up 'a basketball. uniform West Alexandria was to hive played host to Jefferson of New Paris.When news of the accident reached the school, thegame was called off. Hundreds of cage fang rushed to the scene, along with firemen from.the West Alexanderia department and.rescue workers from Box 21 The ice in the creek was broken and firemen found the body in about 10 feet of water usinggrappling hooks It was near the automobile.County CoronerDr Richard Siehl said the boy diedof injuries and not drowning He suffered a broken neckVangas was dressed in street. clothes over his basketball uniform Popular in his School he was a junior and. an officer in his class. He was an outstanding athlete,member of. the varsity football, basketballs track and baseball squads .He. was also I a member of.the FFA chapter School was dismissed in West Alexandria. Wednesday for Vangas funeral. John.was the son of Mr. andMrs. John :Vangas, Sr of . R. R 1New Lebanon He is survivedby his parents; a.sister, Jean Ann; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Magdalen Kuhbander, of R R. 2. West Alexanderiapaternal grandfather, Anthony Vangas of Dayton. Services were scheduled. forWensday (today). at the Church of the Visitation, here. Rosary services were held Tuesday night at the, Zimmerman Funeral. Home In West Alexandria. Burial will bit Calvary Cemetery at Dayton..