COOS COUNTY, Ore. – Local high schoolers are mourning the death of one of their fellow students.
Oregon State Police said at about 4:47 a.m. Thursday, a car driven by a 16-year-old girl from Broadbent was driving on Powers Highway a few miles south of Myrtle Point when the vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a tree.
The teen driver was taken to Coquille Valley Hospital before being taken to Riverbend Hospital in Eugene with serious injuries.
The girl’s 15-year-old female passenger did not survive.
Myrtle Point School District 41 said the 15-year-old was a student at Myrtle Point High School.
The school opened a counseling office after the crash to provide a space for students and families to gather for support.
“This is a very tragic and unexpected loss, and we are all going to need to come together to support our students, and each other through this,” the district said.
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