Personal Injury Lawyers
Menu
602.252.8888
800.883.8888
Attorney Van O'Steen

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

Van O'Steen

May 31, 2012

Share |

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).

Arizona Injury News

Tour Bus and Car Collide on Bullhead Parkway

Eight people were hospitalized following an accident involving a car and a tour bus. The accident occurred last Friday at the intersection of Bullhead Parkway and Laughlin View Drive in Bullhead City.

Cindy Meade Killed by Wrong-Way Driver on I-17

A wrong-way driver sideswiped several cars as he drove north in the southbound lanes of I-17 on Tuesday afternoon. Darroll Roberts ran over motorcyclist Cindy Lee Meade, killing her instantly.

Donna Howard Killed When Tire Fails on Bus She Was Driving

Donna Howard died from injuries she received when a tire of the bus she was driving failed, causing the bus to roll onto its side and partially ejecting her from the bus. Car Accidents Arizona