( Moraine, Ohio ) - A family of three from Mason is dead after a wrongway crash on the interstate Sunday night.
Investigators say a car driving north in the southbound lanes of I-75 just south of Dayton hit a vehicle with the Thompson family inside.
51-Year-Old Timmy Thompson, 50-year-old Karen Thompson, and their 10-year-old daughter, Tessa, did not survive their injuries. The driver of that car going the wrong way was flown from the scene. Police say alcohol is suspected to be a factor, though no charges have been filed as of yet.
Tessa Thompson attended St Susanna Parish School, which released a statement on Monday afternoon:
"It is with heavy hearts that the St. Susanna Parish School family mourns the loss of one of their students, Tessa Thompson, and her parents, Timmy and Karen. The fourth grader was a bright light who had a great effect on students and staff and it is a tragic loss for all who knew her. St. Susanna Parish School and Catholic community expresses heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the Thompson family and their friends affected by this tragedy. The school would also appreciate your thoughts and prayers for them during this time of loss. Counselors were on hand first-thing Monday morning and will remain available for emotional support for the entire school community."
Also, Karen Thompson was a teacher for Cincinnati Public Schools at Taft Elementary, and the district has also released a statement:
"The Cincinnati Public Schools is saddened by the tragic loss of Mrs. Karen Thompson, a multiple disabilities teacher at Taft Elementary. Karen was a tremendous teacher and her work had a huge impact on many families. All of us will miss her."
The above tweet was posted by Cincinnati Public Schools' head of communications and engagement.
There's been no word yet on funeral plans or any kind of fundraising events.