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Sierra Vista teen dies in wreck

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Posted: Saturday, December 6, 2008 5:46 pm | Updated: 11:54 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

SIERRA VISTA - The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a 14-year-old Sierra Vista girl was killed and a 16-year-old boy badly hurt in a wreck west of Tombstone.

DPS spokeswoman Joy Craig says Christina Waller was a passenger in a car being driven by Chad Labanow on Highway 82 Friday afternoon when it was struck nearly head-on by a pickup that turned in front of it. Waller died at the scene and Labanow was flown to a Tucson hospital with very serious injuries.

The driver of the truck, 74-year-old Charles Zimmerman of Sylvania, Ohio, was also seriously hurt and airlifted to Tucson.

The teens were students at Tombstone High School. Waller played baritone in the school band and Labanow played on the basketball team.

Craig says neither teen was wearing a seat belt.

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