Memorial service for Harvieux set for March 8

Paxton Harvieux
Paxton Harvieux

Paxton Harvieux, a 21-year-old from Stillwater, was one of three Carleton College students killed in a crash with a semi near Northfield Feb. 28.

Harvieux was a junior majoring in computer science.

According to the State Patrol, Harvieux was one of five Carleton students in a Toyota 4Runner heading north on Highway 3 at County Road 47 near Northfield just before 3 p.m. Feb. 28. William  Sparks, 20, of Evanson, Ill., was driving. Officials say roads were icy.

The Toyota spun out and went into the southbound lane of Highway 3, the State Patrol says. A 2007 International Tractor heading south on Highway 3 hit the Toyota broadside, killing Harvieux, as well as 20-year-old James Adams of St. Paul and 20-year-old Michael Goodgame of Westport, Conn. The crash seriously injured Sparks and another passenger, 19-year-old Connor Eckert of Seattle.

According to college officials, Sparks and Eckert were hospitalized but in stable condition.

The semi driver had no apparent injury.

The accident occurred less than three miles from the
Carleton campus.

College officials released a statement offering condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

“We offer our most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of James, Michael and Paxton, and we hope and pray for the full recovery of Will and Conner,” Carleton President Steven Poskanzer said in a statement sent to the campus community. “The collective Carleton soul aches for the loss of these three young men. Right now, we need to focus all our love and compassion on supporting the families and friends of all these young men, along with everyone in our community who cares for them.”

The college says counseling services have been made available to students.

Family members were unavailable for comment in time for this story.

Memorial services for Harvieux are 3 p.m. Saturday, March 8, in the auditorium at Stillwater Junior High School, 523 Marsh St. W., Stillwater.

Memorials preferred to “Paxton Harvieux Memorial Fund” at TCF Bank.

Harvieux is survived by parents, Martha Harvieux and Erich Behm; sister, Audrey Behm; grandparents, David (Kathy) Harvieux of Stillwater and Olaf (Barbara) Behm of Sheboygan, Wis.; godfather, Brian Harvieux of Lake Elmo; aunts, Karen (David) Brandt of Stillwater, Sarah Harvieux (Ian Steivang) of Lake Elmo, Brooke (Ben) Decker of Castle Rock, Colo., Rachel Harvieux of Madison, Wis., Sonia (Don) DeBlaey of Grafton, Wis., Tracy (Perry) Andropolis of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; as well as many great aunts and uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.

Contact Jonathan Young at [email protected]