A Marysville girl was killed Wednesday morning in an automobile accident in Logan County.

A Marysville girl was killed Wednesday morning in an automobile accident in Logan County.

Nicole M. Price, 16, died when the Chevy Surburban she was riding in slid on ice and hit a parked tow truck on an exit ramp from Route 33 into Bellefontaine. Police received the call shortly before 8:30 a.m.

Price, a junior, attended Ohio Hi-Point Career Center.

Bellefontaine police said she was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Eric Cost, 16, also of Marysville. Cost was taken to Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine and treated for minor injuries. The driver of the tow truck was not injured.

The incident remains under investigation.

Marysville High School Principal Matthew Chrispin sent a letter out to the parents of MHS students Wednesday afternoon explaining the accident.

"Nicole had an infectious smile and was well-liked by many," he wrote. "On behalf of the entire staff and student body, I extend our deepest condolences to her family and especially her sister, Cortney, who is a senior at MHS."

The school said Bellefontaine police notified the administration about the fatal accident around 9:30 a.m. A little before 1p.m., teachers read an announcement to students about Price's death.

A team of district and community counselors were available for staff and students throughout the afternoon. Chrispin said they will be on hand for as long as they are needed.

"Arrangements for Nicole have not been decided at the time of this letter," Chrispin wrote. :Students were informed they would be posted outside the guidance and administrative offices as soon as they are available. We strongly encourage parents to attend the funeral with their child. This is a time when they need your support and encouragement."

The principal encouraged parents to communicate openly with their children about the accident and offered suggestions of counseling services.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of Nicole." Chrispin wrote.