VANOSS — Chelsea Estelle Carson, a recent Vanoss graduate, was described by many as wonderful young lady who was as outgoing as she was friendly. “This is a child who touched the lives of many people,” said Vanoss Superintendent Cheryl Melton.

Carson, 18, was killed Thursday when her car was struck by a tractor-trailer rig as she pulled out of a private driveway onto State Highway 29 in Stephens County.

Carson had recently moved to the Bray area, near Marlow, to live with her father, Billy Carson, and attend Cameron University.

“She had been accepted to Cameron and was just so excited to start that new chapter in her life,” Melton said.

Carson had attended Vanoss Public School all of her life, living in the Vanoss/Stratford area with her mother Penni Brewer and sister Bethany, who will be a freshman this fall at Vanoss School.

“She was always smiling,” said Carson’s mother.

Carson was known for her smiling face and friendly attitude at Vanoss School, as well.

“Chelsea was Miss School Spirit. She was actively involved in FFA and was an intricate part of every activity at school. Chelsea was a leader,” said Melton. “She was a wonderful, wonderful young lady. It is a very sad time for us at Vanoss.”

Services for Carson have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Central Church of Christ in Ada.

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