ARCADIA LAKE, Okla. - An Edmond High School student athlete has died after a crash Tuesday morning. Police have not released the young man’s name, but friends tell us he was a soccer player at Edmond Memorial High School.
Police are still investigating the accident but say speed was likely a factor.
MSgt. Gary Knight, with the Oklahoma City Police Department said it was a “terribly tragic accident.”
The 16-year-old victim was found dead after his car crashed into Arcadia Lake along Memorial Road.
“For whatever reason, he lost control, left the roadway, hit the guardrail, flipped over the guardrail and ended up in the water,” Knight said.
The crash in the 7000 block of East Memorial Road was discovered just before 10:00 a.m. Tuesday by an officer driving in the area.
“The car was discovered partially submerged,” Knight said.
Police believe the teen was headed westbound at a high rate of speed; however, they aren’t sure what caused the car to go off the road and into the water.
Tuesday afternoon, numerous teens began showing up at the scene, walking down the busy bridge to where the accident happened and spending a moment there.
Jarrett Mitchener, a sophomore at Edmond Memorial High School, said, “People like started getting checked out.”
He didn’t know the victim but says the crash has been hard on the whole school.
"Just heard a lot of despair going on around the school,” Kitchener said.
Some of the teens who stopped by the scene told our crews the young man had gone to soccer practice Tuesday morning. They say he told them he was going home to take a shower and would be back for school. They believe the crash happened on his way back to school.
However, Jones' coach says the teen was not at soccer practice Tuesday morning.
Oklahoma City Police are asking anyone who may have seen the accident to please call them.