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COVENTRY TOWNSHIP, OH. – Counselors will be available to students in the Coventry Local School District after two 8thgrade students were struck and killed by a vehicle on a busy road Sunday evening.

The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that multiple pedestrians were struck on South Main Street shortly before 6 p.m.

Coventry Middle School Principal Tina Norris confirmed two 8th grade students died following the crash, a 7th grade boy was listed in critical condition, and another student was unharmed.

“It’s very difficult to believe that they are gone,” said Norris.

A memorial site continues to grow near the scene on the busy road.

Law enforcement officials have not released details in the crash, but residents believe that the crash could have been prevented. Residents have pointed out that both speed and the lack of sidewalks may have played a role in the crash.

“They need to get sidewalks,” said Burks. “They need to make it to where these kids can walk to the park instead of getting hit.”

Norris said the 8th grade class has dealt with one too many tragedies, losing students in both 4th and 6th grades.

“This is a group that has experienced a significant amount of loss,” said Norris.



Article Courtesy of WKYC Channel 3 News Cleveland

Picture Courtesy of Stella and Getty Images

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