CEDAR PARK, Texas – A spokesperson for the Leander Independent School District Monday morning reported the person killed in a crash earlier in the day was a Vista Ridge High School student.
- High school student killed in early morning crash
- Crash closed Brushy Creek in Cedar Park
- Vista Ridge High School principal issues statement
The victim was identified by the Cedar Park Police Department as 17-year-old Myles Hutcheson. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Cedar Park police reported the deadly single-vehicle crash about 6:30 a.m. Monday.
The vehicle crashed on Brushy Creek, shutting down the road between Gupton Way Drive and South Vista Ridge Boulevard. Both of the eastbound lanes were closed. Drivers were asked to avoid the area.
The following message was sent to Vista Ridge High School students and parents Monday morning:
Dear Vista Ridge High School students and parents,
The Vista Ridge High School family is greatly saddened to hear of the loss of a VRHS student in a car accident this morning. Out of respect for the family’s privacy during this sensitive time, we are unable to release more details.
This news has brought great sorrow to our campus and has impacted many at Vista Ridge High School. Our thoughts and prayers are with the student’s family and friends.
Children often react strongly to a traumatic event such as this, even if they did not know the student well. Those who are acquainted with the family may be experiencing additional stress. Our counselors have reminded us that it’s important to allow students to express their feelings about this. I encourage you to do the same. The most important thing we can do is to be supportive and encourage an open expression of feelings.
Counselors are available for to assist your student(s) should there be a need. If your student is experiencing difficulty in dealing with this loss, please contact our counseling office at 570-1824.
We will try to maintain as normal a routine and structure as the situation allows, and we encourage you to do the same. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if there is a need. We are here to help.
Vista Ridge High School