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Jefferson High School student killed in crash

Alex Olmsted, 18, was on his way home from track and field meet

Students at Jefferson High School are mourning the loss of one of their classmates.

Alex Olmsted, 18, died in a car accident Saturday morning while driving back to San Antonio from Seguin.

According to investigators, the high school senior was on his way home from the Matador Relays, a high school track and field meet held in Seguin this weekend.

Investigators say just after 9 am Saturday, Olmsted was driving on I-10 when he veered off the road.

His car crossed the center median into oncoming traffic and was hit by a semi-truck.

An SAISD official said Olmsted was "a really great kid."

Olmsted was a member of the National Honor Society and had been named a national Hispanic merit finalist.

According to the district, Olmsted's parents requested that the teen be allowed to drive himself back from the track meet instead of taking the bus with his teammates.

Grief counselors were at Jefferson High School as the track and field team's bus arrived Saturday afternoon. Officials say they will be at the school next week.

A candlelight memorial will be held Sunday night beginning at 8 pm at Jefferson High School's football field. Students will be wearing orange, Olmsted's favorite color.

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