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Classmates mourn Hillcrest High School students killed in car accident

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Posted at 10:29 PM, May 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-22 10:18:08-04

SANDY, Utah – Students from Hillcrest High School are mourning the loss of two classmates who were killed in a car accident.

According to authorities, 17-year old Hunter Kelson and 16-year old Cheyenne Bagley died after an SUV hit their car along 700 East in Sandy. A third teen in the car had minor injuries.

“We’re supposed to hang out with him today, and we’re never going to be able to see him again, and that’s really hard," said Mary Golub, who is a friend of Kelson.

Golub and dozens of other students spent Thursday afternoon building a memorial at the crash site, which is near 700 East 9652 South in Sandy. 

Counselors were on hand throughout the day at Hillcrest to support faculty and students.

“She is just such a sweet innocent girl that loves everybody," said Qylici Jensen, Bagley's cousin. "She didn’t care what people thought of her. She was just an outgoing person. We can't believe this is happening."

Friday, students plan to wear green, their school color, in honor of their classmates. A social media hashtag, #huskystrong, was created for those posting memories of the two online.

“A lot of tears and tears are OK. We want people to deal with a situation like this," said Allan Whitmore of the Canyon District Crisis Team.

According to Sandy police, there were two people inside the Jeep that hit the students. A 35-year-old woman who was driving and a 16-year-old boy in the passenger seat, were not injured.

Police do not believe speed or alcohol played a part in the crash.

The crash is under investigation.

GoFundMe accounts have been established for each teen. Click here for the page for Cheyenne and here for the page for Hunter.