Whitewright Students Coping With Tragedy

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Counselors are on hand today in Whitewright to help students there cope with the loss of the one of their own after fellow student Josh Holder, 17, was killed in a car accident Sunday morning outside Tom Bean.

Texas State Troopers say the driver, Ricky Pirkle, 17, was traveling southbound on White Mound Road when he lost control of the vehicle and flipped several times before coming to a stop.

Officials say Holder was killed at the scene.

Pirkle was taken to Wilson N. Jones for minor injuries.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.