Hatboro-Horsham HS Community Mourns Two Graduates Killed In Car Crash

HORSHAM, Pa. (CBS) – Students, alumni and faculty from Hatboro-Horsham High School are grieving following the deaths of two former students in a tragic car crash (see related story). On Sunday, grief counselors provided support to the school community.

A make-shift memorial of flowers and photographs sits at the corner of Wade Avenue and Witmer Road where Robert Walker and Edward Coombs were found dead after their car crashed early Saturday morning.

Dennis Williams, the Principal of Hatboro-Horsham High School where the 19-year-olds graduated last year says, “Overall, they were some good kids and added a lot to our high school community through their relationship with teachers and administrators and their relationship with kids in the building.”

Elizabeth Hur reports…

Williams says the two teens were popular and played on the lacrosse team. Coombs also played varsity football, “This is a tough … a tough place to be.”

Williams said more than two dozen students and alumni visited the crash site or came to the school to show respect for the teens.

Lou James, the school’s Athletic Director, worked with both Walker and Coombs and says they were great student athletes. “Robert as an athlete was very quick, very fast. Most of all he was a great team mate. He did what he had to do. Edward touched our football community — our lacrosse community.”

School officials say additional crisis counselors may be available during the week.

Reported by Cherri Gregg, KYW Newsradio 1060

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  • John Smith

    Correction- Robert Walker Nagel, not Robert Walker.
    Rest in Peace, boys. Horsham will never forget you.

  • Da Man

    My guess is that this is going to have less to do with alcohol, then it will with the immature need for speed. The driver is looking at extensive jail time whether alcohol was involved or not. Very sad story all the way around, but sadly the next story a la Ryan Dunn is just right around the corner….cars are not toys….

  • Wise Old Owl

    What is REALLY sad is.. All of these kids leaving these memorials will not learn from this and go out and do the same things.

  • Ouch !

    Let’s have more education on common sense, alcohol abuse and defensive driving. Perhaps the Athletic Director should teach this things along with how to catch a ball with a little stick !

  • Seen it all

    Good atheletes,but NOT all that smart ! I’m just glad no innocent people were hurt or killed..

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