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Two Girls Die in Fatal Car Accident

By: Lauren Davis
By: Lauren Davis

The town of Columbia is mourning the death of two teenagers killed in a car accident Friday night.

Houston County High School brought in grievance counselors to help the students deal with the tragedy.

Tuesday was the first day back to school since the fatal car accident that took the lives of 14 year olds Artia Scoggins and Kimberly Rabon.

Principal Scott Stephens was at the ball game Friday when he got word two of his students were killed.

Stephens has one counselor and brought another in from Ashford.

Local pastors also showed up to help console the students who lost their classmates Friday on Bill Yance Road.

This makes the third car accident fatality in two years at Houston High.

Last year 17-year-old Brandon McCoy was killed on Webb Road when the van he was riding in was rear ended.

Superintendent Pitchford was the girl's principal and he says he'll remember the girls as two teenage girls who enjoyed school and enjoyed life to its fullest.

The funeral for Artia Scoggin is scheduled for 6 o'clock Tuesday at Byrd Funeral Home in Dothan.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at New Freedom Church in Webb for Kimberly Rabon.


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