Teen in crash after graduating high school dies at hospital - KPTV - FOX 12

Teen in crash after graduating high school dies at hospital

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Lindsey Magnusson Lindsey Magnusson
Photo: Marion County Sheriff's Office Photo: Marion County Sheriff's Office
TURNER, OR (KPTV) -

An 18-year-old involved in a serious crash just two days after graduating high school has died.

The family of Lindsey Magnusson posted on CaringBridge.org, where they've kept an online journal since shortly after the June 7 crash, that her brain pressure rose to levels that would not support life early Thursday morning.

A message was then posted on the Cascade School District's website about her death. School staff will be available to students at Cascade High School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Magnusson's 1989 Honda Accord was hit by a pickup as she drove out of the Cascade High School parking lot in Turner June 7. She had just dropped off her younger brother at the school.

She was critically injured, taken to Salem Hospital and eventually to Oregon Health & Science University.

Friends and teachers said she was very active at school and was part of the cheerleading team.

"She is the happiest child I ever met, witty as all get out. She is so kind and loving and giving," said Kathleen Johnson, Magnusson's cheerleading coach, shortly after the crash.

The driver of the truck, Audrey Briggs, 31, was also taken to the hospital. Her injuries were not life threatening, according to deputies. Two children in her truck were not hurt.

Magnusson's family said on CaringBridge.org she requested to be an organ donor before the accident and they are taking steps to honor her wishes.

The Cascade School District said students in need of support when school staff is not available should call the Psychiatric Crisis Center, 503-585-4949.

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