East Texas high school student involved in car accident
An East Texas high school is in mourning Thursday morning after a car accident claimed the life of a student.
According to Wills Point Independent School District, high school senior, Austin Fields, was killed in a wreck Wednesday night.
Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Blasingame spoke to KETK Thursday morning about the untimely passing of the promising student.
"Austin was an escort for the Wills Point drill team and was a member of the Tiger basketball team," said Blasingame. "We are all grieving the loss of Austin and we met with the senior class to tell them about the accident this morning. We are a family at Wills Point ISD and this senior class is very close. They are suffering this loss and we are doing the best we can to help them cope with it. I can't express how sad we are for his family and our students."
The school released the following statement on their Facebook page regarding the tragic incident:
"Our hearts are broken with the loss of one of our senior students, Austin Fields. Please keep the Fields family in your thoughts and prayers."
Blasingame says counselors along with the help of local ministries will be available at the high school for students who need someone to talk to.
Source: KETKNBC "ETX senior killed in Wednesday night car accident". Staff, October 2, 2014