MARSHALL COUNTY, W.Va. — The superintendent of schools in Marshall County said those in his community are “heartbroken and saddened” after the death of a John Marshall High School student in a utility vehicle wreck.

The driver of that UTV, a 17-year-old boy, was killed when the side-by-side hit a pickup truck head-on Saturday night, according to information from Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Cecil.

At the time, the UTV was passing another vehicle on Roberts Ridge Road.

“He was so young and full of life and will be deeply missed,” Superintendent Jeffrey Crook said of the victim in a statement.

“Please keep his family and fellow classmates in your thoughts and prayers.”

Two other UTV passengers, a boy and girl, were hurt in the crash.

Authorities said the two injured, also students at John Marshall High School, were both still hospitalized as of Monday afternoon.

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