Fairfield: High school student dies in traffic accident

Dylan Wayne Kellum 18, died in a traffic accident. He was a senior at Fairfield High School. (Funeral home photo)
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FAIRFIELD, Texas (KWTX) Counselors and community leaders were available to students Wednesday at Fairfield High School after a senior died in a traffic accident Tuesday night.

“We experienced a student tragedy last night and lost one of our Fairfield HS students, Dylan Kellum in a car accident. Please keep Dylan's family and the Eagle Family in your thoughts and prayers as we deal with this loss,” the district said in a brief statement on its website.

Kellum, 18, of Streetman was studying to be a welder, his obituary says.

He was a registered organ donor.

Services were pending Wednesday at Capps Memorial Chapel in Fairfield.

Kellum was eastbound at around 5 p.m. Tuesday on FCR 490 about 4 miles south of Fairfield when his Volkswagen left the road on a curve and crashed into a tree, Department of Public Safety Sgt. Ryan Howard said.

He was taken to Freestone Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, Howard said.

An unidentified passenger was also taken to the medical center for treatment of a possible injury, he said.

Kellum was not wearing a seat belt, Howard said.