MOON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A Moon High School senior died in a car accident over the weekend.

Phillip Walker, 18, was driving on Spring Run Road Extension in Moon Township just before 10 p.m. Sunday.

The left side of his vehicle took the brunt of the force.

“We believe the car came down around the bend and for some unknown reason went through that telephone pole, sheared that telephone pole in half and continued down the road until it came to a rest against the guardrail,” Moon Police Captain Greg Seamon said.

The accident hit hard at Moon High School.

“It’s a tough day,” Moon High School Principal Michael Hauser said. “I’ve seen more kids in tears, but I’ve also hugged more kids today than I have in the last five years.”

Counselors were brought into the high school. They were available to all students who may have needed to speak with someone about the accident and the death.

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