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Festus School District Mourning the Loss of a High School Senior

(Festus) The Festus School District is mourning the loss of one of its own. 18-year-old McKenna Templeton, who was a senior at Festus High School, was involved in a two vehicle crash in Ste. Genevieve County on Friday evening.

Templeton succumbed to her injuries from the accident and was pronounced dead on scene by the Ste. Genevieve County Coroner.

High school Principal Dr. Karl Shininger released a statement to parents and students about the passing.

Festus R-6 School District spokesperson Kevin Pope says McKenna will be missed.

According to Pope, grief counselors were available at the high school on Monday for grieving students and staff.

The accident occurred just before 6:45 Friday evening on I-55 southbound, north of Ozora.

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