Teen Crash Victim Returns To School

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email

A Marian student, who was critically injured in a crash that killed her friend and injured another one, made her visit back to school Thursday.

Students and staff welcome Maddie Shely back to Marian Thursday with hugs and smiles. According to school officials, Shely spent her first day back at school visiting counselors and watching a movie with classmates in the West Gym.

Shely, pictured in the plaid shirt, will return to classes Monday. School officials said they will work with Maddie and her parents to gauge her energy and comprehension over the coming weeks.

“She is recovering physically very well and can walk independently, take care of all her needs and speak clearly,” said Head of School Dr. Susan Toohey. “God's healing touch has certainly had a part in this recovery.”

Shely returns to school just 20 days after being involved in a two-vehicle crash at 180th and Highway 370 in Gretna. 15-year-old Nathaniel LaFave was killed and 15-year-old Carly Anne Kelly was critically injured. Both were passengers in Shely's vehicle. The driver of the pick-up truck was not injured.

Carly Anne Kelly remains hospitalized at the Nebraska Medical Center in good condition.

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