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Accident claims life of Yellow Springs teen

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Yellow Springs resident Trista Lindstrom, 17, was killed in a car accident on Saturday, June 1, shortly before 7 p.m. The vehicle, driven by a 16-year-old girl from Cedarville, was pulling out at the intersection of Clifton and Grinnell Roads, just outside Yellow Springs, when it was struck by a water truck near the stop sign. Lindstrom was a student at the Greene County Career Center and had previously attended Yellow Springs High School. The 16-year-old driver was treated for minor injuries at an area hospital and released.

Yellow Springs High School counselors Dave Smith and Lynda Sikes will be at the school all this week from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for grief counseling. The school has also summoned Mills Lawn counselor John Gudgel and other school-based mental health therapists for support if the need arises. The service is not limited to students. The school encourages all parents and community members to reach out if they feel the need to talk.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 4–7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. Funeral services will follow on Thursday, June 6, at 11 a.m.

See more on the story in this week’s Yellow Springs News.

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