Student injured in car accident taken off life support

Southwest DeKalb student injured in car accident taken off life support

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -

A DeKalb County 10th grade student severely injured in a car accident over the weekend was taken off of life support on Tuesday.

Kaylin Williams, 15, was described by school officials as a model student at Southwest DeKalb High. She had straight As and was poised for an elite cheerleading collegiate scholarship, friends said.

Williams was a passenger in a car with two other 10th grade students on Saturday. The trio was returning home in bad weather after a trip to the movies when the car hydroplaned and was t-boned by a truck. The other two occupants of the vehicle were treated and released from the hospital, while Williams was placed on life support.

"All three students were very bright students, but this particular student, Kaylin, was a student of mine," said Velma Moon, Kaylin's coach. "She was absolutely talented. She was destined to get a collegiate scholarship in cheerleading -- not only in cheerleading but academics."

FOX 5 news has learned the driver was also a 10th grader at Southwest DeKalb who had recently received her driver's license. There is no word from the Georgia State Patrol if charges will be filed in the deadly accident.

A spokesperson for DeKalb Schools said that Southwest DeKalb will dedicate both of its basketball games on Tuesday to Kaylin's memory.

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