Two Kilgore students died in Sunday night accident; one injured
BY DAYNA WORCHELdworchel@tylerpaper.com
Two Kilgore Independent School District students were killed and one graduate was injured on Sunday night on Highway 259 north of Henderson, Superintendent Dennis Williams said this afternoon.
“The students were en route from Henderson to Kilgore,” he said. The school district is not releasing the names of the students of this time. An official from the Texas Department of Public Safety said the agency is waiting for a report from the trooper who worked the scene on Sunday before they release the students’ names.
One of the students killed was an eighth grade female student, who attended class at Maude Laird Middle School was a tennis player, a library aide, and an honor student, Williams said. The 11th grade female student killed attended Kilgore High School and was involved in track, soccer and cross country running, he said.
A 2011 male graduate of Kilgore High School inside of the car was injured.