Funeral information released for Horseheads student killed in crash

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WETM) – Information on services has been released for Aleceia Sedlák , the 17-year-old Horseheads Central School District student killed in an accident Friday night.

A viewing will be held on Jan. 22 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on West Broad Street in Horseheads beginning at 3 p.m., and funeral services will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Sedlák will be laid to rest on Jan. 23, which would have been her 18th birthday, at the Maple Grove Cemetary at 11 a.m.

Sedlák’s obituary was listed through Sullivan’s Funeral Home.

Our Golden girl and beloved daughter passed through the veil of this life as a result of a motor vehicle accident. She is deeply loved and survived by her parents, Peter and Linda Sedlák of Horseheads, and Ilona Hults of Elmira; her siblings, Jace Sedlák and Eliza Sedlák; many generations of relatives; a huge loving and supportive church family and many friends.

Aleceia was a college-bound senior at Horseheads High School who actively participated in drama, NYSSMA, various school choirs, loved music and singing, played piano and was a passionate creative writer.

Aleceia had strong moral values, was known by her classmates and friends as one who noticed the sad, lonely or down-trodden. She felt the spirit of inclusion for all. She was “a voice for those who couldn’t find their own”. Her cheerful disposition and positive attitude has left a deep impression on others.

Aleceia was an active leader in the Young Women’s organization in her church and as a girls camp leader and serving on youth committees.

Family and relatives are invited to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1060 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 between the hours of 3-5PM. Aleceia’s Funeral Services will be held following at 5:30PM. She will be laid to rest at Maple Grove Cemetery on Thursday, January 23, 2020 (on her birthday) at 11AM.

On Jan. 17 a vehicle carrying five students was headed westbound on Langdon Hill Road when the operator lost control and went off the north side striking several trees. Four other students, three from Horseheads and one from Elmira, each suffered varying degrees of injuries.

Grief counselors will be made available at the high school once classes resume on Tuesday. Those needing counseling before then can call 607-795-2044 or 800-305-4984.

Interim principal Kris Earl can be reached at 607-739-5601, x1600.

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