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2 W.B. Ray High School seniors killed, 2 others hurt in crash

Two highschool seniors died and two others had been hurt in a rollover crash whereas leaving a commencement rehearsal, district officers mentioned.

The college students, whose names weren’t launched, had been returning to W.B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi early Tuesday following the rehearsal on the American Bank Center, according to the Corpus Christi Independent School District.

Cops responded to the wreck at about 11:30 a.m. and located 4 male victims in a white two-door automotive flipped onto its roof, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported.

Two 18-year-old victims had been pronounced useless on the scene, whereas two injured college students had been rushed to a hospital for remedy, police told KRIS-TV.

Detectives consider pace was an element in the crash, which stays underneath investigation, a police spokesman advised the station.

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Two highschool seniors had been killed and 2 others had been injured in the rollover crash.
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The lethal wreck occurred simply days earlier than the highschool’s commencement ceremony on Friday.

“In keeping with CCISD’s tradition of honoring deceased students, chairs will be reserved in the late Texans’ honor,” district officers mentioned in a press release.

Counselors had been offered for college kids and staffers following the deadly crash.

Detectives believe speed was a factor in the crash.
Detectives consider pace was an element in the crash.
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“Our Texan community is devastated by this loss of our graduating seniors,” Principal Roxanna Cuevas mentioned. “Our hearts go out to all the loved ones affected by this tragedy.”

The names of all 4 college students, in addition to the situation of the 2 injured teenagers, are being withheld “out of respect” for the households’ privateness, district officers mentioned.

A father or mother of one of many teenagers in the automotive when it crashed mentioned his son survived as a result of he was carrying a seatbelt, KRIS-TV reported.

The two other victims were rushed to the hospital for treatment.
The two different victims had been rushed to the hospital for remedy.
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“He’s banged up pretty bad, but he’s doing all right as far as health,” Johnny Morgan advised the station. “But unfortunately, he’s taking the news about his other friends pretty hard.”

A candlelight prayer vigil for the teenagers can be held Thursday at Heritage Park in Corpus Christi, Mayor Paulette Guajardo mentioned.

The students were returning to W.B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi following the rehearsal at the American Bank Center.
The college students had been returning to W.B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi following the rehearsal on the American Bank Center.
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“I am heartbroken,” Guajardo tweeted late Tuesday. “May God bless the families, faculty, staff and their classmates during this immense time of grief.”

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