GRAFTON - The Grafton community is mourning the loss of 17-year-old Lindsey Mae Rotuno.
Since the news was released, family, friends, and community members have expressed their condolences and support for the Rotuno family on social media.
Lindsey, a Midview High School junior, was killed in a car crash leaving prom early Sunday morning.
She and 18-year-old Chase Elliot Johnson were heading home around 3 a.m when he drove onto a grassy median and struck two utility poles.
Johnson was transported with serious injuries to University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, Rotuno was pronounced dead at the scene.
A candlelight vigil was held Monday at 7 p.m. at the Midview High School football stadium.
Superintendent Bruce Willingham issued the following statement Tuesday:
"The Midview Family is devastated by the loss of one of our students, along with the serious injuries sustained by another. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of these two students. We are respecting their families' privacy while providing counseling support and resources for those who need it. It will take time for us to heal as a community. I ask that you continue to keep those affected in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."
A GoFundme account has been created to help with the family's funeral expenses.
Sending thoughts and prayers to the Rotuno family and all of Midview 💙— KHS Student Section (@_KHSspiritouts) May 21, 2017
Thoughts and prayers to the Rotuno family and the Midview community. Lindsey will forever be in our hearts.— Midview Volleyball (@MiddieVball) May 21, 2017
Prayers out to the Rotuno family today. Lindsey you were such a beautiful person & always knew how to make someone laugh, I'll miss you ❤️— Alexandra (@alexbender28) May 21, 2017
Tragically, after Midview's prom last night, Lindsey Rotuno was killed in a car accident. We encourage you to wear blue tomorrow in support💙— EHS Class of 2018 (@elyriahigh18) May 21, 2017
Prayers go out to Midview students and staff and Lindsey Rotuno's family. I'm so sorry for the loss of her beautiful soul.— Daisha Inge (@daishainge_) May 21, 2017
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