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Local communities grieve over teen girls' deaths


May 23, 2019


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BESSEMER — An accident last Saturday morning that resulted in the fatalities of two high school girls in Bessemer has had a deep impact on the surrounding community.

Lauren Powless, 18, and Madeline Jackson, 15, died when the vehicle in which they were riding went off of Lake Road and struck a tree at about 2:30 a.m. in Ironwood Township.

Zachery Hammond, 20, of Ironwood survived the crash with minor injuries.

The two girls also were from Ironwood, but they were students at A.D. Johnston Junior and Senior High School and shared the additional bond...

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