Hawkins County

Volunteer High students mourn classmates

HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. - Students of a local high school are grieving today after two classmates were killed and a third was injured in a Friday evening crash.

Jim Dykes, the principal of Volunteer High School, released a statement Monday morning. "The community is heartbroken," he said. "Our condolences are with the families involved. We are praying for the inured student."

Dykes tells News 5 extra counselors and clergy are on hand to talk with students.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says 18-year-old William Nauert and 18-year-old Lacota "Cody" Allison were both killed Friday after the truck they were riding in hit a pole on Highway 11-E. Click here to read more.

The name of the teen who was hurt hasn't been released.

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