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Mesa Desert Ridge High School Student, Olivia Wilson, Killed in Head-on Car Crash

Van O'Steen

May 31, 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona—Olivia Wilson, a 17 year old student at Mesa Desert Ridge High School, was killed Monday night when her car was struck by a van driving the wrong way on Interstate 17 near Van Buren Street in Phoenix. Following the collision between the van and Ms. Wilson’s car, a Jeep struck both vehicles.

Reportedly, neither Ms. Wilson’s 16 year old passenger nor the driver of the Jeep sustained serious injuries.

Accident investigators suspect that alcohol may have played a role in the collision, which presently remains under investigation.

Olivia was a popular and highly respected student at Desert Ridge where she was a member of the varsity volleyball team. It is clear from comments made by school administrators, coaches and teachers that Olivia was a special young woman widely respected for her friendliness, hard work and accomplishments.

Our sympathies go out to all Olivia’s family members and friends over this tragic and senseless loss.

Friends are in the process of organizing a fundraiser to assist the family, and a candlelight vigil will be held on the Desert Ridge High School football field at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow (Friday).

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