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Chapel Hill teen killed in Alamance wreck

Posted August 24, 2011

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— A recent East Chapel Hill High School graduate died Monday in a head-on collision in Alamance County, authorities said.

Abdoulaye Diallo, 18, of Lindsey St. in Chapel Hill, was westbound on N.C. Highway 54 at about 3:40 p.m. Monday when his car crossed the center line and collided with an eastbound vehicle, authorities said.

Diallo was killed and two other people were injured. There was no word on their identities or conditions.

Diallo, who graduated in June, played on the varsity football and basketball teams at East Chapel Hill High, Principal Eileen Tully said.

"Abdoulaye possessed the qualities and character traits that we hope all of our students will have and develop. His personality and award-winning smile drew others to him – students and teachers alike," Tully said. "A tragedy such as this is devastating to the entire school community. It is impossible to understand."

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  • braddavis Aug 25, 2011

    Judging from his smile he seems in the picture to be such a happy and pleasant young man. Hoping the family finds strength.

  • sssh.. whisper Aug 25, 2011

    Prayers to his family

  • Wendellcatlover Aug 25, 2011

    He did have a wonderful smile. Look at that picture. I feel so sorry and am praying for his family and friends.

  • mchljam2 Aug 25, 2011

    Prayers for this young man and all who knew him.