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Grief counselors were tending to students at a Georgia high school Monday, after two classmates were killed in a crash with a state patrol cruiser over the weekend.
Kylie Hope Lindsey, 17, and Isabella Alise Chinchilla, 16, students at South Paulding High School in Paulding County, west of Atlanta, were killed late Saturday when a Nissan Sentra in which they were passengers collided with the patrol car, the state patrol said Monday.
The driver of the Nissan, Dillon Wall, 18, and another passenger, Benjamin Finken, 17, both of Douglasville, were treated at Grady Medical Center in Atlanta, the patrol said. Their injuries and conditions weren't reported.
The state trooper, identified as Anthony Scott, 26, was treated at a local hospital in Carroll County, where the accident occurred about 11:30 p.m. Saturday. His condition also wasn't reported.
A preliminary state patrol incident report obtained by NBC station WXIA of Atlanta indicated that the Nissan was traveling south on state Highway 1 near the town of Bremen when Wall, the driver, tried to make a left turn and entered the path of the patrol car.
The accident remains under investigation, and no other details were immediately available.
The Paulding County School District said it sent six counselors to South Paulding High to assist the girls' classmates, who mourned the girls' deaths as pink crosses marked a memorial on the side of the road where the crash occurred.
Kylie's smile was "contagious," a friend who didn't want to be identified told WXIA.
"Her love for everybody and everyone she met and her friends were the type of thing that made you want to be a better person, because she was just that way," the friend said.