Teen Girl Dies in Frederick County Crash

Friday, Jul 29, 2011  |  Updated 12:28 AM EDT
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Dozens gathered at Walkersville High School Thursday night to pay tribute to Jacqueline Shayuth, who died in a tragic accident.

Darcy Spencer

Dozens gathered at Walkersville High School Thursday night to pay tribute to Jacqueline Shayuth, who died in a tragic accident.

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Frederick County Honor Student Killed in Car Accident

A community in Frederick County is mourning the death of an honor student at Walkersville High School. Jacqueline Shayuth, 16, was killed in a car accident near Renner Road at Hill Road in Woodsboro just before midnight Wednesday.
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The Frederick County Sheriff's Office says a teenage girl is dead and a male companion badly injured after a car crash near Woodsboro.

Investigators say three youths were in a 2002 Mazda sedan that hit a tree on Renner Road shortly before midnight Wednesday. The Sheriff's Office believes the driver couldn't hold a tight turn, News4's Chris Gordon.

Jacqueline Shayuth, 16, the driver's best friend, was riding in the back of the vehicle was killed. 

Two other teens were in the vehicle, the 17-year-old driver, and a 16-year old passenger, who was transported to a trauma unit in critical condition. The driver was treated and released, Gordon reported.

No alcohol or drugs are suspected in the crash.  Authorities believe that driver inexperience may have been a factor.

Jacqueline was an honors student, a swimmer and a lacrosse player. A candlelight vigil was held Thursday night at Walkersville High School, where all three in the car attended school. The school will provide grief counselors for students and members of the community.

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