Whitehouse ISD releases statement on passing of student

Whitehouse ISD releases statement on passing of student
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 11:01am

A teenager from Tyler was killed in a one-vehicle rollover early Sunday morning.

The accident happened around 6:00 a.m. on FM 848, just 3 miles north of Whitehouse.

Smith County Troopers said Braxton Nuon, 18, was driving over the speed limit when he took a curve too fast, ran off the road flipping his car several times.

Braxton was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.

Whitehouse ISD released the following statement on Monday:

All of us at Whitehouse ISD are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Braxton," said Jay Northcutt, Whitehouse High School Agricultural Science and Technology Instructor. Northcutt described Braxton as happy, upbeat and always smiling. "He was friends with everyone and was a hard worker with a true talent for welding."

Northcutt taught Braxton for two years, most recently, in his Advanced Welding class. "He had a bright future in welding and always put his focus and heart into each project he worked on. He will be deeply missed. 

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