Mississippi school cancels football game due to tragic loss of student
CALEDONIA, Miss. (WTVA) - A Mississippi school will not be playing a football game this week.
Heritage Academy’s scheduled football game against Coosa Christian High School has been canceled after a student from the school died in a car accident Thursday night.
Heritage Academy is a private school located in Columbus, Mississippi.
Sheriff Eddie Hawkins says the crash happened near Wright Road and Aldridge Road in Caledonia.
The sheriff says a vehicle crashed into a tree.
The school did not identify the student publicly, but Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant says the student was 17 years old.
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