16-Year-Old Boy Becomes 5th Student from Georgia High School to Die in Crash This School Year

Tuesday's crash in the Atlanta-area killed Guillermo Aguas-Bahena

<p>GoFundMe</p> Guillermo Aguas-Bahena


Guillermo Aguas-Bahena
  • Guillermo Aguas-Bahena is now the fifth student from Lakeside High School to die in a car crash this academic year

  • The 16-year-old was with his brother and a friend when they were involved in the crash early Tuesday, according to a GoFundMe for his family

  • The previous crashes occurred in September 2023 and February 2024

A 16-year-old boy is now the fifth student from an Atlanta-area high school to die in a car crash this school year.

The latest crash occurred early Tuesday morning near Northcrest and Chamblee-Tucker Roads, a spokesperson from the DeKalb County Police Department tells PEOPLE.

Officers responded to the single-vehicle crash around 1:40 a.m. local time and, upon arrival, found the 16-year-old driver dead at the scene, according to the spokesperson.

The teen has been identified as Guillermo Aguas-Bahena, who was set to graduate from Lakeside High School in 2025, NBC affiliate WXIA-TV and ABC affiliate WSB-TV reported.

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Aguas-Bahena “was with his brother and a friend” at the time of the crash, according to Arasely Toro, who organized a GoFundMe campaign for the victim’s family.

Two passengers who were in the car during Tuesday’s crash “were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries,” the DKPD spokesperson said.

One passenger, Aguas-Bahena’s brother, was in the intensive care unit “because of the injuries he received,” Toro added in the GoFundMe's description.

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The third person, a friend, escaped the crash “with scratches and bruises,” she added.

Aguas-Bahena is now the fifth student from Lakeside High School to die from a crash during the 2023-24 academic year.

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Three of the five students died in a crash over Labor Day weekend in 2023, when the car they were in went “over the wall of the raised ramp” and fell onto the southbound side of Interstate 85, PEOPLE previously reported.

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Ashley Gaitan, 16, and Katy Gaitan, 17, and Coral Lorenzo, 17, were the Lakeside High students involved in the crash, according to WSB-TV and WXIA-TV.

In February, 18-year-old Sophie Lekiachvili died in a crash on Oak Grove Road near Kirkland Drive. Two other students were injured, but survived, per WXIA-TV and WSB-TV.

Counseling has been made available at the school in the wake of the latest crash, per the reports.

Dr. Susan M. Stoddard, principal of Lakeside High School, did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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