Four students were killed in a crash involving a tractor-trailer and a Lincoln Navigator. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

4 Langston Hughes High students killed in tractor-trailer crash 

Langston Hughes High students involved

Four teenagers were killed and another was injured Monday in a crash involving a tractor-trailer and a Lincoln Navigator, Fulton County police said.

The teens were confirmed to be students at Langston Hughes High School, Channel 2 Action News reported. 

Shannon Flounnory Executive dir safety and security Fulton Schools
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The school system will have a counseling team at Langston Hughes on Tuesday to help students and staff, Fulton County Schools spokeswoman Susan Hale said.

It was also a bad day for Cobb County schools as two Lassiter High teenagers died in an afternoon crash.

The crash happened around 1:17 p.m. at Campbellton Fairburn and Butner roads in south Fulton, police said.

Five teens, four boys and a girl, were inside the SUV when the crash happened, Fulton police Cpl. Maureen Smith said. Three of the teens were trapped inside the car and had to be extricated, Fulton fire Deputy Chief Charles Stubb said. The driver was ejected.


The girl, who was pulled from the back seat, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with injuries. Her condition was not released.

The tractor-trailer driver was also taken to a hospital with minor injuries.


Fulton police said the preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the SUV ran a red light, causing the collision.

Police did not release the identities of the teens pending notification of next of kin.

No other details were released. 

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