Calvin College remembers student killed in crash

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Tara Oskam - from Calvin College

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Calvin College is remembering Tara Oskam, the student killed in Saturday night’s crash in Kentwood.

Oskam, 21, was killed when a car being pursued by Michigan State Police hit her vehicle at 52nd Street and Broadmoor. Oskam and a passenger in the vehicle, David Torrez, 15, died at the scene.  The driver, Alex Torrez,16, was injured and found to not have a valid driver’s license.

In a In Memoriam posting on Calvin’s website Tuesday, Oskam was remembered as “brilliant, hard working and kind; someone who was filled with joy, had a passion for serving others and who was creative. Her friends say she had a wicked sense of humor, was dedicated and diligent, and was simply amazing on every front.”

Visitation for Oskam will be held on Wednesday, March 15, from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Chapel in Kentwood (4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE). Her funeral will be Thursday at 1:00pm at First Byron Center Christian Reformed Church at 8541 Byron Center Avenue.  A school memorial will be held at a later date.

Her boyfriend, Chad Beisel, shared his memories of Oskam with FOX 17 Monday night. Watch below for his extended comments.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

1 Comment