Teen girl killed, another injured after crashing on way to Gardn - KCTV5

Teen girl killed, another injured after crashing on way to Gardner-Edgerton High School

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The crash happened about 7:40 a.m. near 207th Street and Moonlight Road. (KCTV5) The crash happened about 7:40 a.m. near 207th Street and Moonlight Road. (KCTV5)
JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -

Police are still working to figure out what happened in the moments before a Gardner-Edgerton High School student died Tuesday morning.

Haylei Bell, 17, died on her way to school. The crash happened about 7:40 a.m. near 207th Street near Cedar Niles and Moonlight Road.

Her friends say she was a standout volleyball player who verbally committed to Missouri Valley College. The students at Gardner-Edgerton High School were told Tuesday morning about the death of their friend.

They started the grieving process by leaving flowers at the crash site and sharing memories of the girl they say was friends with everyone.

“Definitely volleyball. On spirit days, on Fridays, she’d dress up and she was definitely the craziest on the team. She was the most fun person on the team," teammate Meghan Banka said.

A local church is working with the school district to set up a program to help students in the district cope with Bell’s death.

Police say another teenager was in the car at the time. That person has minor injuries.

Police have not ruled out speed as a factor in the crash. They also have not said if either person in the car was wearing a seatbelt.

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