Death of Roxana student killed in wreck ruled an accident

Death of Roxana student killed in wreck ruled an accident

Death of Roxana student killed in wreck ruled an accident

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 24, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 24 at 12:23 PM

(KMOV.com) — Police say autopsy results show the death of a Roxana High School student killed in a single-vehicle accident that left four others injured in November was an accident.

According to the results, 16-year-old Samantha Owsley had no alcohol in her system when she crashed her Volkswagen Beatle into a tree in the 5000 block of Buchta Rd. on November 9.

The results showed Owsley, who hit the tree after trying to avoid a deer, passed away from chest trauma.

Owsley was a star tennis player at Roxana High School and, according to the Madison County Coroner’s report, would have celebrated her 17th birthday a few days after her death.

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