Community mourns the death of Lake High student in car crash
UNIONTOWN, Ohio She was an exceptional student inside and outside of the classroom. A community is mourning the death of a Stark County teenager.
Macie Behringer, 16, was killed in a car accident on the way to school.
“It was awful, I mean, it was so sad, we didn’t even go through class. It was just like, everybody was just like crying,” said Lake High School student and football player Sal Corsi.
“It reminds me back of when my friend passed away a couple years ago. I feel really bad for her parents and everything ’cause I saw how my friends’ parents reacted to everything,” said Erik Dickens, who is a graduate of the school.
According to the Stark County Sheriff’s Office, Macie was driving on Market Avenue North in Lake Township around 8:15 Tuesday morning. They say she lost control of her Honda Civic and slid into the path of an oncoming Dodge Caravan. Investigators say Macie died at the scene; the 29 year old driver of the van had minor injuries.
“She was really smart; she was beautiful and she actually skipped her junior year because she was really smart. I knew her more my freshman year than I do now, but when I knew her she was really nice,” said Corsi.
The superintendent tells Fox 8 that although Macie was only 16, she was scheduled to graduate this year. She was also a cheerleader and a talented gymnast.
The district canceled all school activities Tuesday evening and offered counseling for students who needed it.
“A bunch of people crying and everything. I didn’t realize that so many people would be affected by it, but I don’t know, it was just a huge shock to everyone,” said student Faith Truck.
“It’s just absolutely tragic. I just really hurt for the family and it’s a parent’s worst nightmare and so it’s just gonna affect the entire community. It’s really sad,” said her mother, Kelly Truck.