SATURDAY NIGHT CRASH ON 127 INVOLVING SEVEN STUDENTS FROM PERRY, ONE KILLED
Community Mourning As News Breaks of Tragic Accident
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Perry schools Superintendent Mike Foster told Strickland Now on Sunday afternoon that seven students from Perry were involved in a crash that claimed the life of one and left two others with serious physical injuries.
The crash happened in Dewitt Township when the SUV they were in hit black ice. The vehicle struck a guard rail and rolled half a dozen times, Foster said.
It was his understanding that the students were returning from a birthday party.
Six girls and one boy, all juniors and seniors, whom Foster called "the nicest group of kids," were in the vehicle. He called the crash an absolutely horrific community tragedy and asked that community members not speculate despite limited available information. He said it was an "innocent, tragic, one car accident."
Foster visited the hospital on Sunday morning, along with Perry High School Principal, Mr. Myron.
Ten grief counselors will be brought into schools on Monday, he said, to help provide services alongside the district's counselors.
He also said that there has been an outpouring of help from organizations in Perry and surrounding communities.
We offer our continued prayers for all those impacted by this tragedy.
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