It’s been over 3 years since 20-year-old Olivia Red was killed by a drunk driver in Cambria County. Earlier this week, we spoke with Olivia’s sisters who told us the most recent way they’re carrying on Olivia’s legacy of doing good in the world.
Stephanie Urban, Olivia’s Sister saying: “There were a million ways that Olivia was going to change the world.” 20-year-old Olivia Red was full of life. Stephanie adding: “She just sang and danced wherever she went. No matter what she was doing if she was getting dressed or cooking. She was singing.”
She had a full ride to Harvard to play Soccer, but turned it down to be closer to family. In her Senior Yearbook, Olivia wrote: “She wants to travel and do good in the World.” Nicole Antal, another of Olivia’s Sisters saying: “Do good in the world. You don’t notice those things until after the fact.”
That all came to an end on May 31st, 2018 when Olivia was driving a friend home and got hit by a pickup truck driving Southbound in the Northbound lanes on 219 and sadly, passed away. Stephanie adding: “It’s just not fair what happened to her. It’s just not fair.”
The Driver, Chase Turner, was sentenced to 8-16 years in Prison. He was found Guilty on all 7 charges including Homicide by Vehicle while Under the Influence. Stephanie saying: “Plan your night. Do what you need to do to make sure this right here doesn’t happen, and another life isn’t taken.”
Footage of Olivia’s car shows it mangled and destroyed. Her family just got it back after it was impounded for evidence during the three-year Trail. Instead of taking it to a scrapyard, the Sisters are making use of it to show the dangers of drinking and driving. Stephanie adding: “We want it as an educational tool to see that this is real life. This is what happens.”
The DUI Association will find a permanent home for the car, but for now it will travel around teaching children in Schools. So, even through Olivia has passed, she will be traveling and will be doing good in the World, forever. Stephanie adding: “Her future plans were to do good in this world, and that was stolen from her. So that’s what we want to do. We want to do good in the world in her name.”
In support of Olivia and “The Liv Red Foundation” the first “Liv Red Football Game” was held on Saturday. Conemaugh Valley and Ferndale came together as the Blue Jays and competed against the Windber Ramblers. Underneath their jerseys, they wore red in memory of Olivia Red.