Tuesday morning’s collision involving a semi-truck in north Columbus claimed the life of a sixth-grader from Worthington.
Just after 6:35 a.m., a collision occurred near North High Street and Lazelle Road East.
According to Columbus Division of Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin, a mother, and an 11-year-old kid were riding in the car when the semi-truck struck it.
At 6:58 a.m., the girl was declared de@d on the spot.
The truck driver and the woman were both transferred to Riverside Methodist Hospital, where it was reported that their situations were stable.
High Street at Lazelle Road East is again open after being closed for a while.
Just before noon, Worthington Schools Superintendent Trent Bowers sent a letter informing families that the girl who died in the collision attended Perry Middle School.
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According to the authorities, the hurt woman was a district employee and the girl’s stepmother.
In the letter, Bowers stated that the family requests discretion and respect.
The entire letter to families is available to read below.
Dear Worthington Schools Families,
It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the de@th of one of our students, a sixth grader at Perry Middle School, in a car accident earlier today. We understand that the loss of a young life is an unimaginable tragedy, and our thoughts and condolences go out to the family, friends, and loved ones affected by this loss.
The student was a beloved member of our school community, and her passing has left a void that will be felt by all those who knew her.
The Worthington Schools family also extends our deepest sympathies to the student’s step-mother, who is an employee of the district.
We understand that this news may be difficult to process and that it may raise questions and concerns for our students, staff, and families.
Our school counselors and support staff will be available to assist anyone who needs help during this difficult time.
We ask for privacy and respect for the family during this time.
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