Teen in fatal Twin Peaks Road accident identified
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MARANA, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - The Pima County Medical Examiner identified the 17-year-old who died in a car accident Wednesday on Twin Peaks.
Officials with the Medical Examiner's Office tell KGUN9 Cleve "Cody" Webster was the driver of the car and was pronounced dead after arriving at UAMC.
Another teen was seriously injured and taken to UAMC.
Capt. Adam Goldberg with Northwest Fire tells KGUN9 that the 17-year-old driver was not wearing a seatbelt.
The 17-year-old passenger was wearing a seatbelt and is in serious but stable condition.
Webster lost control over the median and crashed into the off ramp.
Both were taken to the trauma center at UAMC.
The crash closed westbound Twin Peaks, and the eastbound off ramp of I-10 at Twin Peaks.
The Marana Unified School District released a statement Thursday saying the district is "saddened by this tragedy and we extend our deepest condolences to the family."
Both the driver and passenger of the car were seniors at MCAT High School.
Grief counselors will be at MCAT High School Thursday to provide support for students.
The principal sent out a letter to the parents Thursday. It read:
"I am sorry to inform you that two of our students were involved in a single vehicle accident on Wednesday afternoon September 4 which resulted in the death of one of our students. The accident also resulted in the other student sustaining non-life threatening injuries.
The MCAT community and Marana Unified School District extends our deepest condolences to the family. I know that you join me in keeping these students and their families in your thoughts.
In response to this tragedy, grief counselors with our District's Crisis Response Team are at our school today to assist our counseling staff in providing support for our students. Counseling services will continue to be made available as necessary. Please keep in mind that students' reactions to a tragedy such as this are varied. Some behaviors you might expect to see are sadness, anger, acting-out, physical complaints, academic problems, change in sleep or appetite patterns, or lack of feelings.
Listening to your child and providing a supportive environment at this time is very important.We will continue to work diligently to ensure our students receive the support and resources they need. Please do not hesitate to call or come by the school if you need further assistance."