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HED: Crash kills graduating senior, injures another

ABERDEEN - One Aberdeen High School senior was killed and another injured in a one-car crash on their way to their graduation ceremony Sunday afternoon.

Lakisha Gathings, 19, of 20375 Egypt Road, Aberdeen, died of head trauma at the accident scene, said Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley.

James A. Strong, 18, of 306 Pullen Drive, Aberdeen, was taken to Aberdeen-Monroe County Hospital but was not not seriously injured, Gurley reported. Strong was driving the 1988 Oldsmobile when it crashed on Egypt Road around 3 p.m. Both occupants were wearing seat belts.

The crash is still under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff's Department.

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