The News: The Marietta High School community is mourning the tragic loss of 16-year-old junior Liv Teverino after a car accident near the school.
What Happened?: A car lost control on Burnt Hickory Road on Monday evening, hitting a tree. The crash ignited the vehicle. The accident took place close to Marietta High School. Emergency responders reached the scene and discovered Liv Teverino inside the burning car. The fire also spread to the nearby woods before firefighters contained it.
About Liv Teverino: Liv actively participated in the Marietta High School International Baccalaureate Programme and represented the school in the state champion cross country team. She also earned a spot in a local youth leadership program.
On Tuesday, classmates and friends set up a memorial in Liv Teverino’s parking spot at the school, decorating it with flowers and chalk messages. Liv Teverino’s loss deeply resonates with the school community. The school’s administration has addressed the tragedy and emphasized the support available for students during these challenging times.
Teen Road Fatalities: Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death among U.S. teenagers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 2,500 teens die in car accidents per year. While this age group represents only 7% of the total U.S. population, they account for nearly 8% of total motor vehicle crash deaths.