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Police ID 5 teenagers killed in Wrong-Way Crash

WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police have released the identities of five high school students killed in a crash caused by a wrong-way driver in Williston, Vermont.

The teenagers were all riding in one car when a man driving the wrong way on an interstate highway crashed into them.

The co-principal of Harwood Union High School, in Duxbury, said four of the five teenagers were juniors there. She said the fifth was also a junior but at a different school. She called the deaths “an unprecedented tragedy” and said all five were vibrant members of the community with bright futures.

The victims were identified as: 16-year-old Mary Harris; 16-year-old Cyrus Zschau; 16-year-old Liam Hale; 15-year-old Janie Cozzi; and 16-year-old Eli Brookens.

A vigil has been planned at Harwood Union High School, in Moretown, for 6 p.m. Monday.


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