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Tristan Yeager, 11, died as the result of a car wreck Sunday. He was a fifth-grade student at North Washington Elementary School, and had played football in the Blake Hoppes Football League for five years. He missed much of last season due to a broken arm, but got his cast off and, although not cleared to play by his doctor, was able to score a touchdown in the team’s final game of the season thanks to an arrangement made by his coaches and the opponent.
Wreck claims life of NWES student

A tragedy has struck North Washington Elementary School, and the students and staff are trying to cope with an unimaginable loss.

Tristan Yeager, 11, was a fifth-grade student at the school. Just before noon Sunday, Tristan lost his life in a two-vehicle accident on Perryville Road in Mercer County.

Amanda Mattingly, principal of NWES, said she received a call about the accident Sunday afternoon. Monday, she and her staff were preparing to consult their students as many of them learned the news of their classmate’s death.