A crash on U.S. Highway 167 between Abbeville and Maurice Sunday evening has taken the lives of two North Vermilion High School students.

Louisiana State Police confirm there were multiple people injured in the crash which happened just before 8 PM on Sunday evening. According to one report, there were two vehicles involved. One of the vehicles was reportedly traveling in the opposing traffic lanes at the time of impact. The crash closed the northbound lanes of U.S. 167 for several hours.

Officials with North Vermilion High School confirmed via Facebook that four of the victims in Sunday's crash were students at the school. The school will have an assembly this morning and counselors will be made available for students and faculty.


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