Arrest made in fatal accident involving Briarcrest students

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MARSHALL COUNTY, Miss. --Malandus Penson is charged with two counts of DUI after two Briarcrest Christian School students died in a crash on Highway 78.

Investigators with the Mississippi Highway Patrol said the two-car crash happened near the Desoto County line around 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

The car, in which the students were riding, was rear ended and rolled off of the highway.

Malandus Penson

Malandus Penson

WREG confirmed 17-year-olds Rachel Lynch and Maddie Kruse died from the accident.

Two other Briarcrest students were injured from the crash.

Caroline Kam is listed stable condition at Baptist Desoto Hospital.

Kam's grandmother, who was driving, was also taken to the hospital.

Kara Holden suffers from broken ribs and a broken collar bone, she is also in stable condition at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

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Students killed in DUI crash

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