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Teen Killed In Crash Was Set To Graduate From Stansbury High School

Apr 25, 2019, 12:21 PM | Updated: 1:25 pm

TOOELE, Utah – School officials said Talia Littlefield, 18, was set to graduate from Stansbury High School this year with her twin.

She won’t get that opportunity, though. Littlefield died Wednesday in a car crash in West Valley City.

Students, faculty and staff who learned about her death Thursday described her as a sweet girl, and they said they were left in shock and were saddened by the situation.

“The message is we love and care about every one of our kids, and it hurts when you just have one (who dies),” said Tooele County School Superintendent Scott Rogers. “It’s not a number or statistic to us. It’s name. We just want our kids to be careful and be safe out there.”

The Utah Department of Education is providing extra counselors all day Thursday — and until needed — not only for students, but the adults at the high school who are also grieving.

Officials also sent a letter to the students’ parents and guardians about the loss and how it could impact their own children.

“It’s just heartbreaking,” Rogers said. “You’re in a small community and, of course, the communities of Stansbury, Grantsville and Tooele are closely knit, they really are,” Rogers said.

RELATED: Police Identify High School Student Killed In West Valley City Crash

The crash happened in West Valley City along Mountain View Corridor and 6200 South.

Littlefield was a passenger in a car that ran a red light and collided with another vehicle. Both the drivers were taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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Teen Killed In Crash Was Set To Graduate From Stansbury High School