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Townsend Football Teen Dies in Accident Ahead of Homecoming

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Autumn Homecoming celebrations turn fatal for one high school football player from Townsend.

Broadwater County Undersheriff Wynn Meehan said around 3:15 Friday afternoon, four Broadwater High School football players were traveling along Ray Creek Road, which is east of Townsend, when they were involved in a motor vehicle accident.

The undersheriff said the teens were traveling in a Ford pick-up truck on the winding road, when the driver swerved to avoid hitting an oncoming car. The truck hit an embankment. The driver over-corrected and the truck rolled.

An 18-year-old boy died at the scene. Three other students were transported to the Broadwater Health Center for medical treatment.

Montana Highway Patrol is conducting an investigation into the crash.

The Townsend School District reported Friday night that all Homecoming and sporting events are canceled for tonight and tomorrow.

School officials posted in a press release, "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and our students.

The press release also noted that counselors will be available for students and staff Saturday at the high school lobby from 10 a.m. - noon and Sunday from 2 - 4 p.m.

Additional counselors and support for students will be available when classes resumes on Monday.

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