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Crash kills Tate County high school student, injures three other teens

COLDWATER, Miss. — Tate County is mourning the loss of a high school student killed in single-vehicle wreck that injured three other teenagers over the weekend.

The Tate County Sheriff's Office said the crash happened at 1:56 a.m. Sunday on Bowmantown Road in the Independence area near Coldwater.

Flowers and a cross are at the scene of a wreck that killed an Independence High School student near Coldwater over the weekend. (Shay Arthur, WREG)

The crash killed 17-year-old Allyson Owens, a passenger in the front seat, the sheriff's office said. The 18-year-old driver was taken to Regional One, while two passengers in the backseat, ages 16 and 17, were taken to Le Bonheur.

Independence High School in Coldwater identified Owens as the victim of Sunday's wreck.

"We will forever love and miss this beautiful, outgoing, and talented young lady," the school said in a Facebook post.

The school asked the student body and staff to wear purple during a balloon release Tuesday in her memory.

WREG is in Coldwater to learn more about what happened.