ATV Crash Victims Identified

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has identified the two ten-year-old girls killed in an ATV accident in Afton last weekend. A WCSO press release identifies the girls as Alexis “Lexi” Marie Gibson of Mahtomedi, and Savanna Lee Koeckeritz of Afton. Both girls were students at New Heights School in Stillwater. In a statement, Principal Tom Kearney of New Heights School said that “(t)he New Heights School community is mourning the tragic loss of Alexis “Lexi” Gibson and Savanna Koeckeritz. Both girls have been enrolled at our school together since kindergarten and were members of the 4th and 5th grade classroom. Lexi and Savanna were both good students and friends to many throughout the school, but especially to those in their classroom. This tragedy has left a giant hole in our school community and our students, staff, and administration are doing everything we can to support the families of Lexi and Savanna. We ask that appropriate space and time are provided as the victims’ families, friends, and school community mourn the untimely and unimaginable loss of these precious young girls.”

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