LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Homecoming week for Oak Grove and Purvis High Schools turned tragic in the early hours of Thursday morning.
According to Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel, around 2:45 a.m. a car carrying three high school students left the roadway while traveling on Purvis-Oloh Road and struck a tree.
"One person was pronounced dead on arrival, one died en-route to a local hospital and the other is currently in surgery, at this time, and the condition is unknown," said Rigel.
The two students killed were Reagan Woolbright from Oak Grove and Carrigan Arban from Purvis. The other student, a male, is in surgery and is a Purvis High School student. Rigel has yet to release his name.
Students at both schools have been mourning the loss of their fellow classmates.
Lamar County interim superintendent Tess Smith said the best way for parents to help their kids cope with the loss of their classmates is to allow them time to deal with the loss.