Prom Night Crash: 3 Monroe Students Remain In Hospital

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(Monroe, OH) - They were on their way to prom, but never made it.  Four Monroe High School students were headed to their prom Friday night when they crashed on Millikin Road, with two ejected from the vehicle and one trapped inside. One of the victims was airlifted to the hospital. 

Officers are still investigating, but did state that speed was a factor in the crash.

Monroe Schools Superintendent Phil Cagwin released a statement Sunday on the students' conditions. He said one student has been released from the hospital and the other three remain hospitalized.  

One family has asked that people refrain from visiting their child at the hospital  

"In lieu of visiting, they did ask that if people would like to donate gift cards to purchase food for the families, that would be appreciated.  You can deliver the gift cards to the high school office between 7:00 am and 3:00 pm. We will make sure they are distributed to the family members," said Cagwin's statement. 

Cagwin stated support team will be available for students to provide support on Monday and throughout the week if needed.  See the full statement below. 


Monroe Families,

At this time I would like to update you on the status of the four Monroe High School students who were injured in a car accident on their way to prom Friday night.  All four students were transported to local hospitals following the accident. At this time, 1 student has been released and 3 remain in UC hospital.

Community members and students have asked how they can help the families at their time of need.  We have reached out to them, and one family has asked at this time to refrain from visiting their child at the hospital.  While they appreciate that show of support, they need to focus on their child and immediate family members. In lieu of visiting, they did ask that if people would like to donate gift cards to purchase food for the families, that would be appreciated.  You can deliver the gift cards to the high school office between 7:00 am and 3:00 pm. We will make sure they are distributed to the family members.

A support team assembled by our counselors and administrators will be available for students to provide support on Monday and throughout the week if needed.  Parents who feel their child may need extra support can contact the office by calling 513-539-8471 after 7:00 am Monday morning.

Please join our school community in continuing prayers and hope for a full recovery for each student impacted by this accident.

Sincerely,Dr. Phil Cagwin

Superintendent, Monroe Local Schools

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