“Our community is devastated by the loss of one of our beloved students,” Clarke County School District spokeswoman Beth Moore wrote in an emailed statement.
She said staff members and parents were notified of the fatal wreck, and that school counselors and psychologists are available this week to help them cope with the loss. “With any tragic incident, counseling services are provided to all our students and staff,” Moore said.
Investigators suspect Tully was driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time of the crash. The Athens woman faces several charges, including homicide by vehicle, DUI, reckless driving, driving on the wrong side of the roadway, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a firearm or knife during certain crimes.
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