High school student dies in SW AR crash

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COLUMBIA CO., Ark. (KTAL/KMSS) — A high school student was killed and another person was injured after a single-vehicle crash in southwest Arkansas.

The accident happened shortly before 11:30 p.m. Saturday on Columbia 53 in Columbia County.

The driver, 17-year-old Kendrell Harris, was traveling northbound in a 2008 Ford pickup truck when he lost control in a curve. The vehicle left the road, struck a tree and overturned.

Harris, who attended Magnolia High School, died at the scene. The passenger was taken to Magnolia Regional Hospital with injuries.

Magnolia High School posted this statement on its Facebook page:

We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the Kendrell Harris family as they mourn their tragic loss. Keep them lifted up in your prayers in the days ahead.

Arkansas State Police are investigating the crash.

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