For the second consecutive day, students at Lakota West wore the favorite color of a fellow classmate who was involved in a crash Friday night.
On Tuesday, approximately 1,500 Lakota West students, most of which wore the color blue, gathered for a photo (larger version) at the school’s Main Street hallway to honor sophomore Ashley Stacy who was serious injured in a car accident Friday night.
Stacy was a passenger in a car driven by Lakota West junior Ezekiel “Zeke” Stepaniak, who was later pronounced dead by the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office after crashing at the intersection of Hamilton-Mason Road and Ohio 747.
Stacy had surgery Monday at Miami Valley Hospital, where she remained in the intensive care unit on Tuesday.
On Monday, another large group of students wearing Stepaniak’s favorite colors of green and yellow gathered for a photo at the high school. The photo was taken to honor him and will be sent to his family in Liberty Township.
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