A permanent reminder of a life cut short will soon be placed at the Wood River Soccer Park. Representatives from Roxana High School, and East Alton Wood River High, recently contacted the Wood River Park & Recreation Department about placing a memorial bench at the park for Samantha Owsley, who died in a car accident last November.
Wood River Park and Recreation Director Jason Woody:
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Four other teens were sent to the hospital that night as well. Woody says the bench will be going up soon, as soccer season is well underway and school will be done for the year soon.
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