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Car crash claims life of 18-year-old Farragut High School student

A Farragut High School student was killed in a car crash Monday night, according to principal John Bartlett, who notified parents and students in a letter.
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Farragut High School(Knox County Schools)
Published: Oct. 13, 2020 at 8:30 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 13, 2020 at 10:47 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - On Tuesday, Farragut High School principal John Bartlett notified parents that a student died in a car crash.

Sevierville police responded to a crash that happened in the 700 block of West Main Street around 1:50 a.m.

According to an SPD Crash Reconstructionist, a 2008 BMW Sedan was traveling west at a high speed when it crossed over the median into the eastbound lane and rolled over before leaving the road.

The 18-year-old driver, Elyziad Belharouak and the 17-year-old passenger, Ty Witt, were taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Both eastbound lanes of West Main Street were closed until 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Belharouak was pronounced dead at UTMC Tuesday. Witt’s current medical status is unknown. Officials said his injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.

Principal Bartlett said a Crisis Response team would be available at the school on Monday, October 19, to help those in need of counseling services.

Bartlett provided the following resources:

The crash remains under investigation.

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