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Kennedy High senior dies after crashing into telephone pole

Crash happened Monday afternoon on Growdown Road

SAN ANTONIO – A memorial has been set up for a Kennedy High School student who died in a car accident Monday afternoon.

The crash happened just after 2 p.m. on Growdown Road, near South General McMullen on the Southwest Side.

Police said they found 17-year-old Luis Velasquez’s vehicle wrapped around a telephone pole.

Velasquez died at the scene. Witnesses said he was going fast when he rounded a curve and lost control. He then crashed into the pole.

Edgewood Independent School District officials confirmed that Velasquez was a senior at Kennedy.