Stark County high school senior killed in car crash

Stark County high school senior killed in car crash

STARK COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - The teen killed in a Lake Township car crash Tuesday morning was a senior at Lake High School.

School officials say Macie Behringer died in a two car crash at Market Avenue North, just south of Lake O'Pines Street NE, around 8 a.m.

According to Stark County Sheriff deputies, the 16-year-old Jackson Township girl was riding alone when she lost control of her car, slid into the other lane and was t-boned by a second vehicle traveling southbound.

Behringer, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene. She was a cheerleader and gymnast at Lake High School.

The other driver, Amber Pattie, 29, was treated by Hartville EMS for minor injuries.

Deputies say speed is believed to be a factor in the crash.

Because of this tragedy, all scheduled Lake High School athletic events have been canceled for this evening.

Lake Middle School athletic events will go on as scheduled.

School officials say counselors will be available for the rest of the day.

Officials are also encouraging students to talk to someone during this difficult time.

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