Belmont student killed in car accident

BELMONT – A 16-year-old girl has died from injuries she suffered in a one-car accident Friday night.
Laken Young died Sunday, said Belmont Principal Mark Hood.
“She was liked by all,” he said. “She was a very sweet girl and very likable. This has had a great effect on everyone here.”
Hood said the school used extra counselors to help students grieve on Monday.
Laken died in a one-car accident on Ridge Road in Itawamba County.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Belmont, and funeral services will be at the church on Wednesday at 1 p.m.
Hood said the junior class would be honorary participants at the funeral and that other students and faculty members can be dismissed at 12:15 on Wednesday to attend.

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