Auto accident claims life of one high school student, injures another

One DeKalb high school student is dead and another one is in the hospital after a car crash.

Posted: Feb 6, 2018 9:31 AM

One DeKalb high school student is dead and another one is in the hospital after a car crash.

The crash happened Sunday night just after 6 pm, on the 3400 block of County Road 26. The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department says 17-year-old Spencer Whan was driving a pick up eastbound on County Road 26. Whan lost control and started to slide on ice. The truck went off the side of the road and hit a tree on the passenger side. 16-year-old Lilliana Morrow was in the passenger seat and died at the scene. DeKalb Central Schools says Morrow was a sophomore at DeKalb High School.

The district said it is offering resources for students and staff, including grief counseling for the coming days. Whan, a junior at DeKalb, is still in the hospital. Dekalb County Sheriff's Deputies said speed and weather conditions were factors in the crash.

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