Antioch School District Says Grief Counselors Will Be Available at Three Schools


After a fatal vehicle crash Friday night involving at least three students from within the Antioch Unified School District, Superintendent Stephanie Anello released a statement Saturday.

According to Anello, grief counselors will be on hand at three schools which were not identified.

One of the victims who passed away, was identified as a 13-year-old from Oakley who attends Delta Vista Middle School. The Oakley Union Elementary School District has yet to issue a statement.

Police said Friday a 17-year-old female who was the driver of the vehicle also died, she has not yet been publicly identified. Also injured in the crash were two 17-year-old females, a 16-year-old male and a 13-year-old female.

Here is the statement Anello released on behalf of the District.

Dear AUSD family,

It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that I am responding to numerous inquiries we’ve received regarding the horrific accident that occurred on Lone Tree Way last night following the Antioch High/Deer Valley High School basketball game.

Throughout the day, staff has been working on gathering further information about this tragic event so that we can determine how best to support our students, staff, and families. All of the information we have at this time is preliminary and unconfirmed. However, at this time, we do believe that at least three of the individuals in the car were AUSD students. Grief counselors have been contacted and will be on hand at the three schools the students attend.

At this point, we remain committed to sending out only information that has been confirmed in order to respect the victims and their families.

This is a truly tragic and sad event and our hearts ache for the victims, their families, and all who know and love them.

With sincere sadness,

Stephanie Anello

For more details on the crash, you can click here.