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Somerville High School student dead after train versus vehicle crash

Students to be released at 12:30 p.m.
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Posted at 10:39 AM, Nov 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-20 21:53:04-05

SOMERVILLE, Texas — An 18-year-old high school senior has died after a crash with a train, according to Somerville ISD Superintendent Karla Sparks.

At 7:48 a.m. on Friday the Somerville Police Department responded to a train versus vehicle crash in the 200 block of Switch Back Road.

Initial investigations reveal the driver, Ahmari Rai Mouton of Somerville, may have disregarded the traffic control arms at the crossing.

All Somerville High School students will be released today at 12:30 p.m. with buses running their normal routes.

Stay tuned as this story is still developing.

Somerville ISD has since released the following statement via Facebook:

SHS is mourning the loss of a high school senior who was in a tragic accident this morning. We have 4 counselors at the school this morning meeting with students. We will be releasing the high school ONLY at 12:30 p.m. today and we will have buses available for those who ride. Please call if you have any concerns 979-596-2153 or 979-596-1534. The elementary and intermediate school will release at the regular time today.
Somerville Independent School District