MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The superintendent of Monroe City Schools has released a statement following the death of a Neville High School student.
15-year-old Ashley Dorsey died after she was hit by a vehicle while skateboarding on Park Avenue Tuesday evening.
"Our community has suffered a tremendous loss," Superintendent Brent Vidrine said in a written statement to KNOE. "We are deeply saddened that Ashley Dorsey, a sophomore at Neville High School has passed away this morning as a result of the injuries sustained in a tragic accident. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with the family in the difficult days ahead. The school has reached out to the family to provide support and assistance, and we will continue to do so going forward.
"The loss of a student is a difficult and challenging situation that can generate a high level of anxiety and distress in students. During this time, as the school processes this tragic news and copes with grief, the school district will offer counseling and bereavement support services to all of our students and staff. Counselors will be on hand at Neville High School for students and staff who need support."
Dorsey was the victim of a hit and run. Police are still looking for the vehicle and driver involved. You can read more about the investigation here.