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Officials release name of Hallsville High student killed in wreck

From Staff Reports
Aug. 8, 2012 at 6:53 a.m.


Texas Department of Public Safety Officials have released the name of a Hallsville High School student killed Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash in Hallsville.

Alejandro Olvera, 16, of Longview died when the Nissan Xterra he was riding in ran off the road and crashed into a tree, according to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Jean Dark.

Dark said the SUV was traveling westbound just before 5 p.m. on Willow Road when it left the roadway to the right.

The driver, 18-year-old Samuel Ellis, and a 16-year-old minor passenger were taken to Good Shepherd Medical Center, Dark said. The 16-year-old's name has not been released.

Officials at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview confirmed that Ellis was treated Tuesday night for non-critical injuries in the intensive care unit.

Hallsville Police Chief Paul Montoya said Hallsville police were called to the crash because the victims were students at Hallsville High School.

Olvera was declared dead by Harrison County Justice of the Peace Mike Smith just before 6 p.m.

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