Hundreds Remember Dublin Teen Killed in Crash


UPDATED: Monday February 24, 2014 11:43 PM

The community is mourning the loss of a Dublin teenager after a crash took her life, and the lives of a father and his two-year-old son.

All three were killed when a car carrying a family of four collided with a SUV carrying two Dublin Coffman High School students on State Route 161 northwest of Interstate 270 in Union County on Sunday night.

Olivia Aicher, 17, was one of the three victims remembered as hundreds packed Dublin Coffman High School to honor her memory Monday night.

Friends describe the senior's smile as magnetic, her personality quirky and her loyalty unmatched.

Best friend Alexis Kuehl says that's why she couldn't understand why her best friend wasn't responding to her calls on Sunday night.

"I didn't get a response and the next thing you know her brother's calling and sister's calling and I have no idea," she said.

Kuehl says she woke up to the devastating news.

A private candelight vigil was inside Dublin Coffman High School's performing arts center, a place Aicher knew well.

She sang in chorus and was in the color guard.

Madeline Kluz recalls a touching message from the band director. "Today during class he made everyone cry when he was saying his speech about how much he loved all of us and how much it was impacting him and it was heartbreaking," she said.

Friends say Aicher will forever be in their hearts.

"We got these necklaces and they say best friends engraved," said Kuehl.  "I know she probably had it on hopefully she did and it just makes me feel very relieved."

School officials have not released the name of the other Dublin Coffman student who was in the car with Aicher.

The cause of the crash and who was driving Aicher's SUV remains under investigation.

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