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BrownfieldAgNews reports:

Three students leaving a FFA event at a rural church were killed when two pickup trucks collided Thursday morning. Six students from South Ripley High School in Versailles, Ind. were involved in the accident.

In a news conference Thursday afternoon authorities released the named of those killed: Timothy Bowman; Jacob Vogel; and Samantha Hanson. Three other students: Tommy Crawford; Caleb Cumberworth; and Kayla Adkinson were injured.

According to Indiana State Police the accident happened at the intersection of Fairgrounds Road and County Road 850 West near Osgood. Investigators say it appears both vehicles disregarded stop signs.

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture and the Indiana FFA Association released this statement regarding the tragedy in Ripley County:

"The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) and the Indiana FFA Association were very saddened to hear about the events which took place in Versailles, Indiana earlier today. The loss of any life is tragic and heartbreaking. That heartbreak is only compounded when the loss of life happens to those who are so young. ISDA and the entire Association send our condolences, thoughts, and prayers are with the South Ripley FFA Chapter, the local community, and the many friends and family members of all who were involved in this tragic accident."

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