Community mourns student’s death in car crash

UPDATE 8:58 P.M.:

A short time after 7 P.M., Central A&M Principal Charlie Brown tweeted that the injuries of two students are not life threatening.

Brown announced on Twitter two CAM High School students were involved in an accident Thursday afternoon.

Brown tweeted tonight one student will be undergoing surgery to have a rod placed in his broken femur. He has a few other fractures and a concussion.

The other student has checked out of the hospital and is expected to go home tonight. He has cuts and bruises but a concussion has not been ruled out.

Brown thanked the Moweaqua and Assumption communities for their continued prayers.

ORIGINAL STORY:

MOWEAQUA, Ill. (WCIA) — Two Central A&M High School students were involved in an accident Thursday afternoon, the school’s principal announced.

Moweaqua’s mayor and police chief said the accident happened on Tower Hill Blacktop. Central A&M Principal Charlie Brown said the accident resulted in the students being injured, but the outlook looks positive. Both are in the hospital receiving care.

The accident comes two months after four Central A&M students were involved in a crash on Route 51 at Leafland Street. Two of the students – Keegan Virden and Conner Rowcliff – were killed and the other two – Damien Smith and Kinglsey Heinemann – were seriously hurt, but survived.

Brown asked people to pray for the students and for the school and promised to share more information when it become available.

This is a developing story.

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