SOUTH EUCLID, OH -- Grief counselors are on hand at Brush High School after a student was killed in a car crash in South Euclid over the weekend.
A couple blocks away, a bouquet of yellow roses marks the spot of the accident along Telhurst Drive.
"It was a terrible noise. I saw the debris shower through the windows of my garage," said Corey Moore, a neighbor.
Neighbors heard the crash just after 1:00 p.m. Saturday.
"It was a horrible scene. Other than call 911, there was little I could do," added Moore.
"I couldn't get to my house. The police stopped me and they said there was a one-car accident with young kids and that one girl had been killed," said Judy Smolka, a neighbor.
According to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office, that girl was 16-year-old Karly Ciuprinska.
Cuiprinskas was sitting in the back seat of the car.
A 19-year-old male driver and teenage female passenger were also hurt.
"The driver was definitely speeding. It's a straight street except for the end where he had the accident. The road starts to curve right there," said Robert Abele, Traffic Commissioner with the South Euclid Police Department.
The South Euclid Police Department has launched an investigation.
"As we are doing the investigation, we are going to contact the prosecutor to see what kind of charges he wants to pursue against the driver," added Abele.
Meantime, grief counselors are on hand at Brush High School, where Karly was a junior, set to graduate in 2015.
The district issued a statement Monday that reads:
Over the weekend, a tragic accident took place involving one of our students in the South Euclid Lyndhurst School District. On behalf of the Board of Education, the entire faculty and students, the South Euclid Lyndhurst School District offers its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends. To help our students and staff cope with this loss, counseling sessions have been scheduled in our district throughout the day, Monday, March 3, 2014, with the help of professional supervisors from nearby partnering agencies. Students and staff members are strongly encouraged to attend. In addition, phone calls will be made to students not in school, who are determined to be close to the family involved in the incident. Moments of silence are being offered throughout the day as well, to commemorate the loss.
A fund has been set up in Karly's name. Click here to make a donation.