Cheerleaders Killed In Tennessee Crash

Scott County cheerleaderAshley Mason (Left), 15, was badly injured, and cheerleader Nikki Hughett (Right), 16, was killed in a crash that killed three others, including two more Scott County cheerleaders on Friday Oct. 24, 2008.

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say a fifth person has died
after a sports utility vehicle carrying high school cheerleaders
collided with an oncoming car on a rural East Tennessee road.

Hospital spokeswoman Myala Romines says 15-year-old Ashley Mason died Saturday night. She was ejected from the SUV after it
hydroplaned and slammed into the oncoming Ford Taurus late Friday.

Police identified the teenagers killed as 17-year-old Scarlette
A. Hill, 15-year-old Jaime Hill, and 16-year-old driver Shirley N.
Hughett. Mason had been taken to the University of Tennessee
Medical Center in Knoxville.

A passenger in the car, Jeweline Ledbetter King, was killed.
King's 22-year-old daughter-in-law, Miranda King, lost her unborn
child from injuries in the crash.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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