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Teen killed in crash after prom

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The crash was near his home in North Mississippi, where he was headed after a late-night breakfast with friends. The crash was near his home in North Mississippi, where he was headed after a late-night breakfast with friends.
It was supposed to be a high school memory of a lifetime for Andrew Archer, but prom night turned into a tragic night for his family and friends. It was supposed to be a high school memory of a lifetime for Andrew Archer, but prom night turned into a tragic night for his family and friends.

(WMC-TV) - A young man's life was taken too soon.

It was supposed to be a high school memory of a lifetime for Andrew Archer, but prom night turned into a tragic night for his family and friends.

His prom was held in downtown Memphis. The crash was near his home in North Mississippi, where he was headed after a late-night breakfast with friends.

"He's just a fun outgoing person everybody likes to be around," said friend David Herrington.

David Herrington and Garrett Woods were at the prom in Memphis Thursday night with their friend, and fellow Magnolia Heights student, Andrew Archer.

The private school is located in Senatobia. They are having trouble comprehending how their friend could be dead.

"Especially somebody like him. Such a great guy. Everybody here loved him," said Herrington.

The teens told me after the prom students went to Sky Zone in Memphis to jump on trampolines and play dodge ball. Then they were bused back to the school for a breakfast.

Andrew Archer's mother said she helped cook breakfast and then told her son goodbye as he headed to his father's house in his Ford FLS Truck.

According to an investigative report, the teenager was driving North on 305 when he started drifting across the lane ending up slamming into a tree.

He was thrown from the truck.

His friends say he was tired and may have fallen asleep.

Diana Jernigan is also anxious. Her daughter just a day later headed to her Senatobia High prom, also in Memphis.

"It kind of hit home. We lost our daughter in a car accident six years ago," she said.

School officials at Magnolia High did not want to do an interview saying they are grieving.

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