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OKLAHOMA CITY - A student from John Marshall Mid-High School has died.

Oklahoma City Public School officials confirm that three students from the school were involved in a car accident shortly after school let out Friday.

Everywhere you look, grieving students facing the harsh reality that a high school friend is gone.

"The scene was quite chaotic when we got here, having happened this close to John Marshall High School," Capt. Dexter Nelson with Oklahoma City Police Department said.

It was around three Friday afternoon.

"Several of the students, the school was letting out at the time, responded to the crash scene in their cars and on foot," Capt. Nelson says.

What should have been the start to the weekend, began with pain.

"Apparently a 4-door SUV was traveling northbound on Portland approaching 122, appears to be a high-rate of speed, failed to negotiate a curve and struck an electrical pole behind us," Capt. Nelson says.

One student dead on scene, two others, struggling to stay alive.

"So officers were having to contend with students in their mind were trying to render aid by removing victims from the car, which is not what you want someone to do in a situation like this," Capt. Nelson said.

Chaos, turned to pain.

One of the victim's mothers sitting in disbelief.

But among all the pain, an Oklahoma City police officer finds the time to put aside the badge and just be a friend.

As a family now looks forward to what's next.

All evening activities at the school have been canceled for Friday and Saturday.

OKCPS says that counselors will be on hand Monday as the John Marshall students and staff mourn their loss.

People's Church, located off of Britton Rd., is hosting a vigil on Monday at 6:30 p.m.

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