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February 10--  Two Toombs County High School students are dead after their car collided with a log truck late Sunday afternoon on U.S. Highway One  about a half-mile north of Toombs Central Elementary School.

According to Toombs County Sheriff Junior Kight, 19-year-old Amber Mosley, a senior, and her sister, 16-year-old Mary Beth Mosley, a sophomore, were travelling south and the log truck was heading north.

"It looks like the log truck lost control and crossed into their path. He ran off the road there and it looked like it kind of jack-knifed and the trailer kind of came sideways and crossed the road right there in front of them.  That vehicle was just demolished.  It's the worst vehicle I've seen like that in a long time in a wreck," Sheriff Kight said.

According to Sheriff Kight, the girls had been to see their mother in Register and were returning to their father's home in Cedar Crossing when the accident happened.

The driver of the log truck was not injured, Sheriff Kight reports.

Toombs County High School principal Dr. Tosha Middlebrooks issued the following letter of sympathy regarding the loss of the students, both of whom were members of the high school band.

{mosimage}Members of the band formed a memorial heart for their bandmates at the school Monday morning.

"It is with deep sadness that we, the faculty, staff, and students of Toombs County High School remember the lives and contributions of senior Amber Mosley and sophomore Mary Beth Mosley.  The tragic loss of two of our students reminds us of the fragile nature of life and the value of each student within our student body. 

"As students deal with the sudden passing of these two young ladies, Toombs County High School counselors and response teams will be available to provide needed grief counseling to our students, both individually and in small groups.  Please know that the faculty and staff of Toombs County High School will be fully engaged in monitoring our students for signs of needed support and encouragement.

"Our students have initiated, through our unit of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, moments of prayer for the family.  Further, class assemblies will be held on the morning of February 10th to inform students of available support services. 

"With regard to the memorial services, students will be permitted to sign-out, with a parent permission note, to attend.  This will be an understandable and excused absence. 

"Our students have constructed a memorial wall for each of these two precious souls and all are encouraged to stop by to write expressions of sympathy."