Friends of a Boston woman killed this weekend in a scooter collision with a Boston Duck Tours duck boat are remembering Allison Warmuth as personable, outgoing, and with a smile that lit up a room.
The 29-year-old was a 2005 graduate of New York's Plattsburgh High School.
Math teacher Tom Armstrong, who taught Warmuth in two different honors classes, said she was very well-liked by classmates.
"She was a very good student," Armstrong told necn. "And when you know what you're doing in a math class, you have friends."
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Word of the insurance underwriter's death this weekend in Boston came as a tragic shock to Warmuth's friends in the city.
"She was an amazing person; extremely outgoing, friendly," said Ariel Nathanson, Warmuth's former roommate. "She was just a bright ray of sunshine wherever she went."
"I have kids of my own," Tom Armstrong said, reflecting on how suddenly a vibrant life was lost. "It's something that you don't see coming, and something you're not ready for. It's just difficult to deal with."
Allison Warmuth's parents, Martha and Ivan, lived in Plattsburgh until last year, neighbors said, when they moved out-of-state.
Their friends remaining in Plattsburgh are sending the family their condolences.
"The community here--even though they have moved away during retirement--everybody here is thinking of them," said Jennifer McCoy, a family friend. "We care about them, and are very sorry for their loss."
According to Warmuth's senior yearbook, she was very active in her high school class, participating in activities ranging from Model U.N. to volleyball and track and field. Those are memories faculty and staff who knew her are holding onto.