Michael Lucey New Albany – 17-years-old Michael Lucey and 4 other student were involved in a serious accident in Genoa Township on Sunday.
Michael Lucey was pronounced dead while the other four seriously injured. Two were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
Over speeding and alcohol were believed to be factor of the accident.
Genoa Township Police Chief Steve Gammill Wrote;
“Our thoughts and prayers go to all the teens and families involved,”
Ken Kraemer, New Albany High School Principal Wrote;
Dear New Albany Families,
It is with great sadness that I share the tragic news of a car accident involving five New Albany High School incoming seniors yesterday evening. We are still in the early stages of learning what happened and working to contact each family. With permission from his mother, we are sharing the sad news that Michael Lucey passed away as a result of this accident. One other student is hospitalized and three students sustained only minor injuries.
Our Eagle Crisis Response team is activated and will provide support services for students/staff. On Tuesday, August 4th and Wednesday, August 5th, from 9 am -11 am, please call 614-413-8300 and a secretary will assist in linking you to these services. If your child is experiencing a mental health emergency please call the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Crisis line: 614-722-1800. This hotline is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Finally, a helpful resource for families during this time is attached “Helping Your Child Cope with Grief”.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of these students and all those affected by this tragic accident. Thank you for your support of the entire New Albany High School family during this difficult time in our community.
With deepest sympathy,
If anyone has any information about the crash, they are asked to call Genoa Township Police at 740-833-2800.