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21-year-old Ohio State student dies following Tuesday car accident

An Ohio State student has died as a result of a Tuesday evening car accident in Hilliard.

Maria Tiberi, 21, from Dublin, Ohio, was a student in communication, according to the university directory.

“We are deeply saddened to hear of this tragic accident, and our hearts and thoughts are with Maria’s family and friends. The departments of the Office of Student Life, including Student Advocacy and Counseling and Consultation Service, are making themselves available to be of whatever assistance may be required,” said OSU Student Life spokesman Dave Isaacs in a Wednesday afternoon email.

Tiberi is a 2010 Graduate of Dublin Coffman High School, and principal Mike Ulring said in an email she was a “wonderful young lady” with a positive spirit.

“Maria was a tremendous asset to Dublin Coffman High School and we are all shocked and devastated to learn about her loss,” Ulring said. “I will never forget and can still picture her amazing smile that she so effortlessly blessed us with each day. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Tiberi family as they remain great friends of Coffman High School and the Dublin Community.”

Tiberi is the daughter of Dom Tiberi, a sports broadcast journalist with WBNS-10TV.

Director of News at 10TV Elbert Tucker said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Tiberi family” in a Wednesday email.

10TV established an “In Memoriam” page on their website for commenters to leave notes of condolences for the Tiberi family. The page had about 40 comments by 1 p.m. Wednesday.

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