Moorefield High Principal Avery Anderson said word of Friday’s crash has been difficult to process for the student body and staff.
“On Friday and again [Monday], we had counselors from other schools in the county be able to come and help the grieving students,” explained Anderson. “We also called the Ministerial Association to be able to come and give guidance.”
Anderson said they received word about Wilt’s death shortly before school started Friday.
“Everyone was very compassionate and caring to people’s feelings. It’s tough for everybody,” the principal said.
Anderson called Wilt a good student who was involved with her school as a “Touchdown Girl” for the football team and a member of the co-op program at the South Branch Career and Technical Center.
Wilt was driving on Route 220 near her hometown of Purgitsville when her car was sideswiped by a big rig. State police said her vehicle spun around and was then hit by a second tractor trailer. She was killed instantly and investigators said she was not wearing her seat belt.
Wilt’s viewing is set for Monday from 2-8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home at the Burlington Chapel. Her funeral will be held Tuesday at Old Fields Baptist Church at 11 a.m.