- Associated Press - Monday, October 2, 2017

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) - A 16-year-old student who was a member of his high school’s 2017 state championship basketball team died in a car crash.

News outlets report Southwest Guilford High School’s basketball head coach Guy Shavers told news outlets that Dez Woods died from injuries sustained in the Sunday morning crash.

Shavers said Woods was a passenger in the car driven by Southwest Guilford alumnus Brandon Lamberth. He said the crash happened on Interstate 85 near Lexington, as the teens returned from Charlotte.

Further details of the crash aren’t available, but Shavers said Lamberth is expected to recover.

Principal Mike Hettenbach says grief counselors will be available for students Monday.

Woods was a key member of the team that won the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4A State title game in March.

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