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St. Xavier senior dies in crash days before graduation

The crash shut down the eastbound lanes near Montgomery for several hours. (FOX19 NOW) The crash shut down the eastbound lanes near Montgomery for several hours. (FOX19 NOW)
MONTGOMERY, OH (FOX19) -

A senior at St. Xavier High School died in a rollover crash Monday morning, days before graduation, school officials confirmed.

Rescue crews spotted Matthew Clark's vehicle about 50 feet off the eastbound lanes of Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway around 5:15 a.m.

He was extricated from the car and flown to University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

He passed away at the hospital early Monday afternoon, Principal Terrence Tyrrell wrote in a letter to students. 

Monday was the last day of class before senior graduation on May 24, according to a school spokesperson. 

Support groups and guidance counselors will be available for students Tuesday. 

A prayer vigil was held Monday night at St. James White Oak School, which Clark attended as a child.

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