Shakopee High School junior killed in car crash, 4 others hurt

Four others in the car were injured, two of them seriously.
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A junior at Shakopee High School was killed when the car he was in went off a dirt road and overturned.

The Scott County Sheriff's Office says 16-year-old JaMason Moffett died at the scene – 13800 Zumbro Avenue in Shakopee, a dirt road tucked between open farm fields south of the city's center.

Moffett was in the car with four others, heading south around 3:11 p.m. when the vehicle went off the road, hit a driveway and overturned, according to the sheriff's office. 

Two other occupants were seriously injured, and the remaining two had less serious injuries. 

Sheikhnur Siad Jimale, 17 years old, is in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center. Hannah Ludmilia Chance, also 17, is at HCMC as well, though in stable condition. Both are from Shakopee.

The fourth passenger, 20-year-old Khalil Malik Watson of Burnsville, has already been released from St. Francis Medical Center.

The driver of the car hasn't been identified publicly. The sheriff's office said that's due to privacy concerns as the investigation unfolds. It's unknown right now if alcohol or drugs might have been a factor in the crash.

'Rest in Peace brother. God took you too young.'

"Heavy hearts this morning for the entire Shakopee community and Shakopee High School," the high school wrote on Facebook, acknowledging Moffett as an 11th-grader there. 

"Our thoughts and condolences go out to JaMason's family and friends. Our thoughts are also with the other individuals involved in the accident as well as their families," the post said, adding counselors will be at the high school Friday to speak with students who want support.

Friends of Moffett have offered their thoughts on social media.

"RIP JaMason Moffett. WE all love you," wrote one.

"I never thought I would be saying this, but rest easy Jamason Moffett," said another.

"Rest in Peace brother.God took you too young. Jamason Moffett I'll never forget all our memories," another Shakopee student wrote.

On Twitter, people have been using #Shakostrong to offer condolences. The community is also encouraging supporters to wear white, including at otherschools.

There's also a GoFundMe hoping to raise money for the family. It's at more than $1,000 as of Friday morning.

“It’s always a tragedy when someone is injured or killed in an accident,” said Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen. “But the pain is particularly acute when we lose one of our young people, taking with them the loss of their future and their potential, and leaving only grief for those left behind."

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