Newton County school mourns after senior dies in car accident

A high school in Newton County is mourning the death of one of its seniors Monday.

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Eastside High School posted on Facebook that senior William Hood died in a car accident on Saturday.

Officials described Hood as an "outstanding young man" who was involved in multiple activities at the school.

"He is definitely missed as he was a friend to many," the post said.

On Monday, the school brought in extra counselors to help grieving students.

Information about Hood's funeral arrangements have not yet been released.