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The memorial consists of 32 stones etched with the names of each student and teacher killed placed in an arc formation in front of the Drillfield viewing stand near Burruss Hall. It will be surrounded by a walking path.

Construction began last month and will be completed by mid-August.


Sixth victim dies after fiery crash

A sixth person died yesterday from injuries he suffered Tuesday in a fiery crash on U.S. Route 58, police said yesterday.

The victim was a boy who was pulled to safety after the Honda he was riding in crossed the median and collided head-on with a truck, Suffolk police spokeswoman Lt. Debbie George said.

The other five victims were also in the Honda. The driver of the truck was in serious condition, and a passenger in the truck refused treatment at the scene, Lt. George said.

The car was going east when it crossed a 100-foot wide grassy median into the westbound lanes and collided with the truck, which was transporting a piece of heavy equipment. The truck came to rest on top of the car and both vehicles burst into flames.

Police have not released the identities of anyone involved in the crash.

Marshall Williams, 23, of Suffolk, was driving behind the truck and said he saw the Honda “acting squirrelly” before crossing the median.



38 guns seized from sex offender

Police confiscated 38 guns from the home of a convicted sex offender early Tuesday morning.

Orlando Yarborough, 61, a former karate instructor, was convicted of sexually abusing his students. The conviction makes it illegal for him to own a gun.

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