Aja Gerrity, a sweet, kind, smart, funny, talented, seventeen year old
girl died yesterday in a car accident. Aja was a client of mine. She was
headed to NY to go to college for her love of music and performing arts.
Aja was driving the car and three other people in Aja’s car died.
All were recent graduates of Ridgefield High. I did not know the other
kids but if they were friends of Aja they must have been terrific kids.
Amand Williams, 18, of Ridgefield, Jason Cary Carter, 18, of Vancouver,
and Richard Michael Araiza, 18, also died. Dustin Evan Leitzell, 18, from
Ridgefield, was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in
The van’s driver, Ki Young Kim, was transported by ambulance to St.
John’s Hospital in Longview, Wash., with serious injuries.
How do you explain such tragedy?