Kayla Onderko tragically passed away on December 10, 2023 in a car accident. She died at the age of 25. Memphis police confirmed that Kayla’s death was the result of a car crash on Interstate 40. She was traveling with her stepfather, Julius Weaver, when their car collided with a semi-truck around 4 a.m. on Dec 10.
Kayla and Julius were pronounced dead at the scene. Police are investigating the accident, but the details of the circumstances and the identity of the other driver have not been released.
About Kayla Onderko
Born on March 15, 1998 in Erie, Pennsylvania, Kayla graduated from McDowell High School in 2016 and studied business administration at Penn State University. She was known for her bright and cheerful personality. Kayla enjoyed her travels, dancing, and spending time with her family and friends. She also had a passion for fashion and beauty and shared tips on her blog and social media, gaining a loyal following. Kayla is survived by her mother, Brooke Bailey; her father, Albert Onderko Jr.; and her stepfather, Julius Weaver. She has siblings named Albert III, Alyssa, Alexis, Alana, and Julius Junior. Her grandparents include June Thorley, Jerry Burns, Joe Onderko, Anna DeBolt, her aunts Doris Bechtel and Deborah Ginkel, and many other relatives and friends.
What Happened to Erie Pa Kayla Onderko?
Kayla Onderko of Erie, Pennsylvania, struggled with health issues from an early age. The woman, who was born on August 16, 2005, was diagnosed with metachromatic leukodystrophy, a rare genetic disease of the nervous system. This condition made her simple tasks difficult for Kayla. Unfortunately, there is no way to treat metachromatic leukodystrophy.
Sadly, Kayla passed away from this disease in June 2009 when she was 3 years old. Her short life was marked by the love and care of her parents, Emily Matson and Ryan Onderko. The Onderko family of Erie was deeply saddened by Kayla’s untimely death. These difficult times have been made worse by the recent death of Kayla’s mother, Emily Matson, by suicide, casting a shadow of grief on her family.