Teen dies in crash on way to Olympia high school

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 23 at 6:16 AM

Flowers, balloons and cards of sympathy mark the spot on Summit Lake Road where 17-year-old Amanda Winters died while driving to school Monday.

The Washington State Patrol said the accident happened around 6:30 a.m.

Winters’ father was the first to discover the crash, authorities said.

Investigators are still determining a cause for the crash.  Neighbors in the Summit Lake area said accidents and speeding on the road are frequent.

Winters was a senior at Capital High School, which provided counseling to students affected by the tragedy.

“I feel like I lost part of my life,” said friend Vanna Altheide, “It’s really not fair.”

Altheide was among a large group of people who paid respects to Winters at the crash site Monday evening.  Friends said Winters “pre-celebrated” her birthday the night before the crash with her family.

“I just don’t understand why she had to be taken,” Altheide continued, “She was such a good person and the had so much to offer the world.”

 

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