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Posted: Oct 18, 2010 18:41

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Sunrise RTC
Hurricane, UT

Traffic Accident Ends
Tragically for Sunrise Student

Dave Prior
Executive Director

October 18, 2010

Dear Friends,

I'm writing this note with a very heavy heart. On Sunday morning, two vehicles from Sunrise carrying students and staff members were in route from Hurricane, Utah to Moab for a Sunday outing. On the way, a suburban driven by a Sunrise staff member was involved in a single vehicle accident. There were five Sunrise students in the suburban along with our staff driver. One of the students was killed instantly, another student sustained major injuries, and a third student sustained a compound fracture. The Sunrise staff driver and two additional students sustained minor injuries.

The second vehicle, a van carrying Sunrise students and staff members, was not involved in the accident but was on the scene immediately thereafter. All therapists and residential staff at Sunrise have been called in to help every girl and every family through this crisis.

We are deeply, deeply saddened by this terrible tragedy. Our hearts break for our student who was killed, for her family, and for all those who sustained injuries or trauma. Please keep our community in your prayers during the coming days.

InnerChange provides educational, treatment, and recovery programs for adolescent girls and young women experiencing emotional or behavioral difficulties. Our residential treatment and transitional living programs are clinically sophisticated and designed to facilitate whole-family healing. We are committed to restoring hope in the lives of those we serve. InnerChange programs include New Haven, Sunrise and Fulshear Ranch Academy

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