Rising Junior, Lucy Wiley has died, according to a statement posted online on July. 14, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
A message from MYERS PARK HIGH SCHOOL
This is Principal Mark Bosco calling with an important message regarding two members of the MPHS community. Former Myers Park student, Vontarrius Doster, was shot and killed near his home off Griffith Street on Sunday night.In an unrelated incident, 3 Myers Park students were in a single car wreck late Sunday night/early Monday morning. Rising Junior, Lucy Wiley, was killed in that accident. The driver of the car has been released from the hospital and the other passenger is still recovering from injuries in the hospital. Both Vontarrius and Lucy were 16 years old. We are deeply sadden by these events and loss of life.
Please keep these students and their families in your thoughts and prayers. We will share more information regarding arrangements, when it becomes available.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Adam Dietrich wrote
I always knew that I would have to deal with the loss of a current student, but this one hit really hard. Lucy Wiley was 16 and in my Intro to Culinary Arts class as a freshman and then with Amber and I in Culinary 2. She was bright, friendly, Social and had a bright future. Unfortunately, the car she was riding in just before midnight hit, driven by a 15 year old, hit a pole and she didnt make it. Im devastated.
If you have teenagers, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell them its ok to call you or another trusted adult if they are in a situation where a ride home might have been drinking or under the influence of other drugs and that they wont be in trouble. That call could have prevented this senseless loss. I feel for our entire school community. I hope for peace for her friends, family, and teachers.
Greg Crawford wrote
Oh man. Very sorry to hear this Adam Dietrich this is such a difficult/shattering/heartbreaking topic. If only teenagers could be programmed to have more wisdom and more importantly experience, unfortunately they cannot. I’m here for you if you need My heart goes out to the families.
Tava Lollis wrote
I’m so sorry Adam! I can imagine the kind of bond you create each of your students, to lose one I’m so sorry for your loss & the worlds loss of this bright girl!