A Mountain View High School student was killed and another was injured while trying to cross Interstate 10 near Ina Road

A Mountain View High School student was killed and another was injured while trying to cross Interstate 10 near Ina Road

TUCSON, Ariz. (13News) – A 15-year-old Mountain View High School student was killed and a 17-year-old student was injured while trying to cross Interstate 10 near Ina Road in Marana late Friday, Jan. 26.

Arizona DPS confirmed that the crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. when three juveniles were trying to cross I-10 to go to Walmart.

DPS said the driver of the vehicle was traveling westbound when they saw a pedestrian running across the interstate. The driver swerved to the right, hit one person and hit another.

Mountain View parents tell 13 News the 15-year-old who died was Julian Jennings. A family friend has set up a GoFundMe to help his family with funeral costs.

DPS said the 17-year-old who was struck by the car suffered a broken leg while a third juvenile who did not cross the road was not injured.

According to Mountain View High, at least two of the bystanders were students at the school.

Below is a copy of the letter Mountain View Principal Delia McCraley sent to parents.

MVHS Families,

It is with great sadness that I share with you that one of our ninth grade students died unexpectedly on Friday evening, and another MVHS student was also injured in the accident. The district crisis response team and our administrators have been in contact with the ninth grader’s family and are receiving support. We extend our deepest condolences, he will be greatly missed. The injured student also receives support while out of school.

Staff members from the district’s Crisis Response Team will be at school today to share this information with students and provide any support. Counseling services will continue to be available as necessary. Please keep in mind that student reactions to a tragedy like this are varied. Some behaviors you might expect to see are sadness, anger, acting out, physical complaints, academic problems, change in sleep patterns or appetite, or lack of emotions. Listening to your child and providing a supportive environment at this time is very important.

Please contact your student’s school counselor if you have any concerns or questions.

Thank you for your continued support.

Friday’s accident was the 11th fatal pedestrian accident in the Tucson area already this year.

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