Two students killed in Fayetteville crash

18-year-old Kaleb Valliant and 18-year-old Thadius Markle

April 26, 2010 3:09:12 PM PDT
Family and friends of two Hoke County teens are dealing with their sudden deaths.

The teens were killed Saturday afternoon in Fayetteville at the intersection of Camden and Cumberland roads. Police say 18-year-old Kaleb Valliant ran a stop sign and his SUV was struck by a car.

Valliant, and his passenger, 18-year-old Thadius Markle, were transported to the hospital but died from their injuries.

The teens were students at Hoke County High School in Raeford. A Facebook memorial page has been created in their memories.

To visit it, click here.

Alyandra White knew Valliant from the second grade.

"Talkative. He was hilarious and he always had a great spirit. And, he kept himself well and he loved everybody," she said.

Grief councelors at the school have seen more than 300 students. They're giving them a chance to express their emotions in a number of ways.

"They're working on some really great cards and some artwork and different kinds of memorials that they are working on. So I think that's going to help them to be able to cope with the loss," explained Student Support Services Director Peggy Owens.

Police have not filed any charges in the wreck.

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