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Hours after prom, two girls killed when car strikes tree

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May 21, 2016 Category: Week In Review Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO: At left Daisia Sulton, 17 and Mikayla Mosley, 15 Bridgeton High School students who were killed after their car swerved into a tree after returning from an after prom. (Photo:

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MAURICE RIVER TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A teenage driver lost control of her car and struck a tree, killing her and a friend and injuring two others last Saturday, hours after celebrating at a high school prom in New Jersey, police and friends said.

The four girls from Bridgeton were in a Chrysler PT Cruiser around 3:45 AM when the car lost control going through a curve on Route 49 in Maurice River Township, about 50 miles southeast of Philadelphia. It crossed over to the other side of the road and hit a tree, said State Police Sgt. Jeffrey Flynn.

Driver Daisia Sulton, 17, and passenger Mikayla Mosley, 15, were killed, Flynn said. Zyiah Stocks, 16, was hospitalized in critical condition, and Jada Barriento, 17, was listed in stable condition.

Friends and family posted on social media that at least three of the girls attended Bridgeton High School’s prom Friday night. The prom was held at a country club a few miles outside of Bridgeton. Flynn said he didn’t have details on where the girls had been or where they were headed at the time of the crash, a few hours after the prom had ended.

Thomasina Jones, the Bridgeton schools superintendent, said the girls are in the 10th and 11th grades.

Jones said the news of the tragedy came on the same day as a funeral for another student who was killed in a recent car crash.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the families and certainly we are praying for the two students who are in the hospital right now. We want them to pull through and recover from the crash,” Jones said.

She said chaplains and grief counselors would be at the school on Monday and that the district will collect money to help the families bury their children.

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