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On Sunday afternoon, July 12th, Pennsauken High School lost two student-athletes, Marcus and Emmanuel Crawford, in a car crash on the Atlantic City Expressway. 19-year-old Maryha Toro was also killed in the accident. Their older brother, who was driving the car, survived the crash.
Pennsauken schools released a statement Monday on the tragedy, which you can read below.
A Statement From The Pennsauken School District Regarding The Passing Of Emmanuel and Marcus Crawford
Yesterday, we learned that two of our high school students, Emmanuel and Marcus Crawford, passed away in a tragic accident. Another teen, Maryha Toro, also sadly lost her life.
These young men were enthusiastic and hard working students who exemplified the core values of the Pennsauken School District. They were multi-sport athletes and highly involved in extracurricular activities and our CTE program.
To honor their memories, we will have a moment of silence at each of our graduation ceremonies this week. In addition, counselors and school staff are available to any of our students who may need them.
The Pennsauken School District offers our most sincere condolences to their family. Our heart breaks for their mother, who has been a valued member of the Pennsauken School Family. We hope their brother, who was also in the accident, makes a full recovery. And our thoughts and prayers are with their sister, who is scheduled to graduate tonight as a member of the Pennsauken High School Class of 2020.
Finally, we share in the sorrow of their classmates, teachers, coaches, and the Township community. May we all lean on each other to find solace during this difficult time.