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Waco ISD identified teen killed after driving into tree in Waco neighborhood

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Posted at 2:08 PM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-28 22:45:53-05

WACO, TX — A teenager has died after driving his SUV into a tree on Friday afternoon.

The accident happened on 33rd St and Maple in Waco.

The victim has been identified as Mauricio Rios.

Waco ISD issued the following statement:

"We are saddened to hear that the victim of yesterday's fatal car accident was a Waco ISD student. Mauricio Rios was enrolled in our district since 2007, and most recently, was a tenth-grader at Waco High School. We wish to share our deepest condolences to Mauricio's family and friends and let them know they are in our thoughts during this difficult time. When school resumes on January 7, counseling support will be available to assist students and staff as needed as they grieve together."