DV alum dies after near week-long struggle on life support after car incident - Ahwatukee Foothills News: News

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

DV alum dies after near week-long struggle on life support after car incident

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2012 3:33 pm

Matthew Swift-Kraemer, a 2007 graduate of Desert Vista High School, died Wednesday night after a major car incident last weekend that placed him on life support for almost a week.

Dr. Anna Battle, principal at Desert Vista, confirmed Wednesday that Swift-Kraemer suffered brain trauma from the incident that required life support.

Before graduating, Swift-Kraemer was a member of the championship cross country and track teams while at Desert Vista.

“Matt was an amazing sprinter as well as a top distance runner,” said Battle, who mentioned Swift-Kraemer went on to compete at the collegiate level.

His mother was also a longtime staff member at Mountain Pointe High School, according to Battle.

According to Swift-Kraemer’s Facebook profile, he was living in Pueblo, Colo., at the time of the incident where he attended Pueblo Community College and worked as an exercise instructor and lifeguard at a local YMCA.

It was unclear at the time of this report whether Swift-Kraemer’s car incident took place in Colorado or Arizona.

• Contact writer: (480) 898-4903 or dmartinez@ahwatukee.com

More about

More about

  • Discuss

Facebook

ahwatukee.com on Facebook

Twitter

ahwatukee.com on Twitter

RSS

Subscribe to ahwatukee.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px

Despite excessive heat, some residents still active outside

By Jiahui Jia | Cronkite NewsFriday, June 24, 2016PHOENIX — It was 9 a.m. and the temperature ...

Creature Feature — Arabian Oryx

Did you know the Phoenix Zoo helped save the Arabian Oryx from extinction? Operation Oryx started...

2016 World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

By Coleton Berry, Special to GetOut On Feb. 13-14, at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, dancers from v...

Online poll

Loading…