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Counselors on hand after middle school student killed in crash

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Counselors are on hand at an Oregon school Tuesday after a student was killed in a car accident Monday night. Fassett Middle School student Zachery Brantley was killed in that accident.

Extra counselors are available for students. The superintendent tells 13abc they will be there as long as necessary.

14-year-old Brantley was killed in the accident on Howard Road just before 10 p.m. Monday night.

Investigators say 20-year-old Cody Slinker was driving, when his Mustang veered off the road and rolled several times. 

Brantley was ejected from the vehicle.  Investigators say he was not wearing a seatbelt.

Slinker and a 16-year-old passenger were also injured, but their injuries appear to be minor.

State troopers said in a statement today that speed and vehicle defects appear to be factors in the crash.

We reached out to the Highway Patrol to clarify what vehicle defects they are referring to, but we have not heard back yet.

We’re told the case will be handed over to the prosecutor's office for possible charges.

The superintendent at Fasset didn't want to make a statement on behalf of the district Tuesday. He says the school wants to respect the privacy of the family and give them time to grieve.

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