1 Livermore high school student killed, 5 injured after truck plunged into embankment – CBS San Francisco

LIVERMORE (CBS SF) – Six students at Livermore High School were pulled from the wreckage late Friday night after the van they were in plunged 200 feet along an embankment along Del Valle Road in Livermore unincorporated. One victim died, according to Alameda County Fire.

The accident happened shortly before 11:30 p.m. Friday. Two of the students were airlifted to local hospitals in critical condition. The crews had to extricate one of the victims who had become stranded after first stabilizing the vehicle.

Livermore Valley Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Kelly Bowers confirmed the student’s death in a statement on Saturday:

“It was with a heavy heart that we learned of last night’s devastating vehicle crash involving six of our students at Livermore High School, one of whom has since died. No words can express our collective sadness and grief at this tragic news. Our hearts go out to those close to this young man and to our entire school community. We all rightly mourn this tragic loss of a young life. In this difficult context, we send hope and strength for a full recovery to our other involved injured students and their families.

As always, during times of crisis and trauma, our school district and the entire community of Livermore will come together, comfort and support each other.

Our District is mobilizing crisis support teams for staff and students who are undoubtedly deeply affected by this tragedy. It is a grim reminder of how precious life is and we take this time to ask for your continued help and commitment to keep our youth safe and sound, in our schools as well as throughout our city. “

The student killed in the crash has not been identified.

A prayer vigil was to take place on Saturday evening at Livermore High School.

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