FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Ohio — A 17-year-old Amanda-Clearcreek High School senior, Sophia Mazgay, has died from injuries sustained in a crash.
Mazgay was driving an SUV when she crashed with a dump truck on US-22 at Sand Hill Road on Wednesday around noon, the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office said.
Chief Deputy Alex Lape said she was trapped inside her vehicle and had to be extricated.
She and the man driving the dump truck were both taken to Fairfield Medical Center. Mazgay was then flown to Grant Medical Center where she later died.
The sheriff's office says the condition of the dump truck driver was not available.
Students at Amanda-Clearcreek High School have organized several events to honor Mazgay. A balloon release and moment of silence were held at Friday’s football game.
Long-time Coach Chris Mason said Mazgay was a determined softball player with an unforgettable personality.
“She was just a kid that you would naturally want to have conversations with and interact with. She just responded to you with the biggest smile that God has ever put on the Earth,” Mason said.
He also described her as outgoing and incredibly humble. Mason is starting a scholarship fund for athletes in Mazgay’s name.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.