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Kountze students remember classmates who died

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HARDIN COUNTY -

Loved ones will gather at the Kountze High School gymnasium this Saturday morning for the funerals of 18-year-old Keiron Edwards and 16-year-old Savion Smith who died after the vehicle they were in was hit by an SUV on Hwy 69 in Hardin County near Hooks Cemetery Rd.

Students donned purple and camouflage clothing on their first day back since winter break. Purple for the hoodie Savion was known for wearing on a regular basis and camo for Keiron who loved his camo pants.

Keiron Edwards was a football player, known for his love of skateboarding and track. Savion loved music and is remembered for what students call his big heart.

Their friends are now working to help pay for the teens' funeral expenses.

Kountze High School sophomore Jessica Comeaux came up with the idea to sell T-shirts in their honor. She plans to give all of the proceeds to the families of Savion and Keiron.

"Funerals cost a lot and I felt really bad for them," Comeaux said. "I wanted something that I could remember from my friends."

Comeaux said she will remember them for the qualities that everyone loved most about them.

"Savion was a really sweet boy he was one of my best friends," she said. "Keiron always had the biggest smile, that smile would make your day".

Erin Helton said she knew both Savion and Keiron and even threw Savion's sixteenth birthday for him. She said Savion was there for her after she was in a car accident herself.

"I put a picture of me in the hospital on there [Twitter] and he commented how he was glad I was OK," Helton said. " I wished I could have told him the same thing... it's hard."

The reconstruction of the fatal accident was conducted by The Department of Public Safety on Tuesday. Also, counselors were at the school Tuesday to help grieving students.

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