Michael Joseph Greenway, 20, of Mt. Vale Way in McLean, died last Saturday, Oct. 15 in a single vehicle crash. According to Fairfax County Police, Greenway was driving his 2005 Volkswagen Jetta northbound on Kirby Rd. when he lost control of his vehicle while going into a curve just north of the intersection of Kirby Rd. and Clairborne Dr. Greenway's vehicle went airborne and landed in a nearby creek, and he was pronounced dead when police arrived at the scene. It is still unknown whether speed or alcohol were factors in the cash, and an investigation is still ongoing.
Prior to his death, Greenway was studying music at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, and was on the Dean's list at the school. He graduated from Langley High School in 2003, and while he was at Langley, Greenway was awarded first place for outstanding musical interpretation in the Virginia State Reflections Competition for his musical composition "Concerto Under Fire." He was the pianist for the Langley High School musical productions, and he studied piano at the Levine School of Music in Washington D.C., the Boston Conservatory of Music and Indiana University's summer music program.
"He was kind of an unforgettable kid who blossomed late," said Langley High School principal William Clendaniel. "He was one of those kids where it takes a couple years for him to come to the forefront, but when he did he was right there. He was a terrific kid and it was quite a loss."
Friends may call at Money and King Funeral Home, 171 W. Maple Ave., Vienna, on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1020 Springvale Rd., Great Falls, on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 10:30 a.m.