High school student killed, another in ‘critical condition’ after Chatham crash

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A Chatham County crash killed one student and injured another over the weekend, school district officials said Monday.

Bryan Vilchis, a senior at Northwood High School in Pittsboro, died in a crash on Old Graham Road on Saturday night, according to a news release.

Another Northwood student, whose name has not been released, is in critical condition.

Vilchis was a former football player at the school, according to the release.

“My heart aches for these families,” said Superintendent Anthony Jackson. “We mourn with the Northwood community the loss of a vibrant young life.”

Social workers and counselors are available to students and staff at Northwood, Chatham County Schools said in the release.

“These young men are part of our school family,” said Northwood Principal Bradford Walston. “Our hearts are with their families during this incredibly difficult time.”

School officials did not release details of the crash.

The News & Observer has reached out to local authorities for more information.

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