Fort Accident Update

The name of a Fort Defiance senior killed in a car crash has been released.

Police say Amy Lin Caracofe of Crimora was driving her Toyota Celica on Dam Town Road just east of Route 11.

She swerved off the right side of the road and over-corrected. Then she crossed into the left lane and hit a tree.

The accident occurred around 11:30 a.m Thursday, shortly after Caracofe left school for the day.

The school is offering additional counseling to students. Some students created a memorial to Caracofe at the site of the accident, which was not far from the school.

The Fort Defiance principal says some of Caracofe's closest friends decided to stay home Friday, which is a decision the school supports.


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