SPRINGFIELD – WAND News has just learned from the Sangamon County Coroner that two teenagers, from Moweaqua and Assumption, were in a fatal motorcycle crash Saturday evening.
17-year-old Nathan Gulley, of Moweaqua, and 16-year-old Isaiah Tuppince, of Assumption, were both declared dead at HSHS St. John’s Trauma Center on Saturday, September 17. Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards says the two were both on a motorcycle that crashed at the intersection of 9th and South Grand in Springfield Saturday night.
The Springfield Police Department is investigating the crash. WAND News has reached out to authorities for more information on the crash but has not received anything yet.
WAND News has also learned the teenagers were students of Central A&M High School in Moweaqua. Early Sunday afternoon, the Facebook page of the Central A&M High School Principal Charles Brown announced the school would be open today to mourn the “loss of two students in a tragic motorcycle accident.”
At the time, the school was not naming the boys to wait for proper notification of families.
Superintendent Dr. DeAnn Heck later released this statement concerning the students' deaths:
"The Community of Central A&M is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of two of our students. Words cannot express how our hearts feel today. We will take this week day by day, hour by hour as we celebrate two lives lost too soon. We are grateful for the outpouring of support from our neighboring communities, colleagues and friends. Counselors will be available for students and staff throughout the day tomorrow and the rest of the week. We ask for continued prayers for the families impacted at this devastating time of loss."
WAND News had a crew out at the school today and will have more information on this story.
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