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Father identifies son killed in Murfreesboro crash

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16-year-old Johntae Adams was killed when the car crashed into a ditch. (Source: Family photo) 16-year-old Johntae Adams was killed when the car crashed into a ditch. (Source: Family photo)
Theodore Adams says his youngest son, 16-year-old Johntae was a gifted athlete. And could light up a room. Theodore Adams says his youngest son, 16-year-old Johntae was a gifted athlete. And could light up a room.
MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) -

One of the Blackman High School students killed in an early morning crash Saturday has been identified by his family members.

Johntae Adams, 16, was killed when the car crashed into a ditch at the intersection of Dilton Mankin Road and Wilson Overall Road.

Adams was inside the car with four other Blackman High School students.

One other student was killed. Police have not released the identity of the second student.

Trae Swader is receiving treatment at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He remains in critical but stable condition.

Two other teens are back home recovering from their injuries.

Theodore Adams says his youngest son, Johntae, was a gifted athlete and could light up a room.

"He would ultimately cheer people up, and he was just a joy to have around," said his father. "He had that smile, even growing up he had those chubby cheeks that we would tease him about. He has a great smile, and just an all-around great person. A great friend, brother, he's going to be missed. We love him."

On Sunday night, more than 500 students, parents and faculty members filled the Blackman High School gym to remember the victims and to help students move forward.

Note cards were put out for students to put their thoughts on paper. Grief counselors and social workers were on hand as well.

Students say the five involved in the crash were football players at Blackman High School. Team members met inside the training facility on campus prior to the vigil.

School officials would not comment on the wreck.

A Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesperson says the investigation is ongoing and that they are not releasing any information at this time.

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