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BREAKING: Second Teen Dies in Effingham Wreck

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EFFINGHAM COUNTY, GA -

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office tells WSAV that Henry Longworth died today at an area hospital.

He had been in critical condition since the crash.

No further information was immediately available.

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According to Sheriff's Office spokesman David Ehsanipoor, Henry Longworth remains in critical condition nearly two days after a wreck claimed his sister's life.

WSAV has learned that Henry Longworth was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.

Lacey Longworth was wearing a seatbelt but most of the damage was on the passenger side of the SUV.

She died at the scene.

A third passenger who was sitting in a rear seat was not seriously hurt.

 

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South Effingham High School is in a state of mourning .

It was just Tuesday that a senior lost her life in a one car auto accident. 17 year old Lacey Longworth was one of two passengers in the SUV being driven by her brother which left the road and struck a utility pole on Old River Road and Bay Road earlier this week. Lacey was killed. Her brother Henry, who was driving the car, and another young woman were injured in the crash.

Wednesday morning the principal of her school, Dr. Mark Winters told WSAV that there were a number of extra school counselors on hand to help comfort both students and faculty who might be grieving Lacey's untimely death. Winters said  Lacey was well known for her bright smile, and for her ability to make others laugh and feel comfortable around her. The principal said he knew of a number of juniors and seniors who were moved to tears at the news of her loss.

He said today (Wednesday) would simply be a day that any student or faculty member who needed to take time to grieve would be able to do so.

 Effingham county authorities are still working to find the exact reason for the crash. The investigation continues.

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