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Officials confirmed Wednesday that an Owasso High School student was killed and another was injured during a morning crash along Oklahoma 20. Mike Strain/Tulsa World

An Owasso High School student died Wednesday and another was injured in a morning collision on Oklahoma 20 in Rogers County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

The two boys, both 17, were heading north on 177th East Avenue about 6:20 a.m. when a tractor-trailer that was eastbound on the highway struck their car, according to an OHP news release.

Troopers say the teen driver failed to yield from a stop sign and that the truck struck the driver’s side of the car.

The driver, identified by Owasso Public Schools as Shea Powell, died at the scene, the report states. He was a junior at the high school.

His passenger and the truck driver, a 57-year-old Collinsville man, were both taken to hospitals and released after treatment.

Everyone involved was wearing a seat belt, troopers reported.

Owasso Public Schools confirmed the students’ statuses in a news release.

“Our school family is heartbroken with the news of this tragic accident,” the release states. “District counselors will be available for students and staff at Owasso High School on both campuses (Thursday) and as long as needed."

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Kelsy Schlotthauer



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