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Former Greene School Student Killed in Providence Sledding Accident

The incident occurred in Providence's historic Neutaconkanut Hill Park on Wednesday.

 

A former Greene School student has been killed in a tragic sledding accident in Neutaconkanut Hill Park in Providence.

Administrators from the Greene School in West Greenwich met with students and staff at 11:30 Thursday morning to report the loss of 17-year-old Alexandria (Allie) Alvarez, a Providence resident, who died from injuries sustained in a sledding accident on Wednesday.

According to police, at 4:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Allie suffered a fatal head injury when she struck a tree while sledding. Allie was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where she was later pronounced dead. Officials have closed the park to sledding as a result of the incident.

Allie was a student of the Greene School until the fall of 2012, where she was a beloved member of the school community. A moment of silence in honor of her and her family was observed at the school on Thursday.

"Allie was a beautiful and important member of our community and was loved by all who knew her," read a letter sent out to the parents of Greene School students. "Her loss has affected the students and teachers profoundly."

Grief counseling will be made available to students and staff Thursday and Friday.

Tara January 03, 2013 at 07:24 PM
My daughter was in a few of her classes:(
Richard Nuttall January 03, 2013 at 08:28 PM
Our prayers go out to her family and friends
KRISTEN GOULART January 03, 2013 at 11:01 PM
Prayers and peace. May everyone find comfort in memories.
MA Transplant January 04, 2013 at 01:48 AM
thoughts and prayers to her family and friends. May the beautiful memories she made with each of you comfort you in the days, weeks and months ahead. Those memories were her gift to you. God Bless.
Colegio Huerta Santa Ana January 04, 2013 at 11:55 AM
COLEGIO HUERTA SANTA ANA, SEVILLA. ESPAÑA Los estudiantes y profesores estamos profundamente afectados por la noticia. Desde aquí queremos compartir con la familia y el colegio Greene School nuestro más sentido pésame.
Danielle January 05, 2013 at 01:02 AM
My Heart Goes out to the Alvarez Family
I'm January 06, 2013 at 12:32 AM
My friends were good friends with her. I met her once at their birthday party. My prayers go to her family.
Melody Hall March 08, 2013 at 01:16 AM
I am so sorry about your loss. She is beautiful lady and nice.But she is watching over her family will she is up there with Jesus. This is melody.I loss my two cousins in a helicaptor crash in Hawaii on their honeymoon.There names were Nicole Bevilacque and Mike Abel.I really sorry for your loss of your daughter.

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