Shadow Ridge High School football field renamed in honor of teenager who died in 2010 crash

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Shadow Ridge soccer field has been renamed in honor of a teenager who died in a car crash in 2010.

The football field, now the Hillary LaVoie Field, was renamed Monday, August 29 during a halftime ceremony of the college boys’ football game. A new scoreboard for the soccer field was also installed.

Hillary LaVoie, 18, was driving home with a friend on September 26 when her friend, who was driving, lost control of the car and crashed. Hillary was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the car.

After the crash, Hillary’s family said she always wore a seatbelt, but made the decision to take it off briefly that day.

The annual Yellow Out soccer game honoring Hillary will also take place on Thursday, September 15 from 6-7:45 p.m. on the soccer field during the varsity girls’ soccer game.

The Yellow Out game, named after Hillary’s favorite color, is held annually at Shadow Ridge High School.

Hillary’s younger sister, Allyson, once won the Zero Teen Fatality contest promoting safe driving habits among teens in memory of Hillary, and her father, Brian LaVoie, continues to encourage safe driving in his boys football team at Shadow Ridge.

“Speed, inexperience and distraction caused the accident that day, but not wearing a seat belt caused my baby to die,” Brian LaVoie said in his testimony for the case. a primary seat belt law in 2011.

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Denise W. Whigham