Ponderosa High Junior Hope Bist Killed In Crash On Her Way To School

by Placerville Newswire / May 23, 2018 / comments


SHINGLE SPRINGS – An El Dorado County high school is mourning the loss of a student who was killed in a crash Wednesday morning.

The scene was off Ponderosa Road, near Meder Road.

Authorities say, around 6:05 a.m., a driver lost control of her car and crashed through a fence. The car then crashed into a tree and burst into flames.

The driver was killed in the crash. Authorities said it was a student on her way to Ponderosa High School.

Ponderosa High officials later sent out an email to parents, confirming that junior Hope Bist was killed in the crash.

Bist was a member of the girls’ varsity basketball team at Ponderosa High. Grief counselors are at the school and will be available for the time being.

Friend Tiffany Zink writes:  

"RIP Hope Bist. This is so heartbreaking that this happened and so unfair that you left so young. We will all miss you hope any one driving please be careful. There has been so many deaths between last year and this year and we don't need more. There have been so many younger aged people that have left us without experiencing life. So please, drive safe and be sure no matter what you let loved ones know you love them and care about them. You never know the last time you are gonna see someone you never realize how special someone is until they are gone."

An informal candlelight vigil is planned later on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Sun Hills Church in El Dorado Hills, school officials say.