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Classmates mourn Giles Co. teen killed in wreck

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Marks was a rising Junior at Giles County High School. Marks was a rising Junior at Giles County High School.
Giles County, TN (WAFF) -

A teenager from Giles County TN was killed in a wreck Wednesday night.

State Troopers said 16-year-old Tison Marks was driving alone when he crashed on Dog Branch Road in Minor Hill. His pickup ran off the road, down a steep embankment, and hit a tree.

Marks was a rising Junior at Giles County High School and a member of the football team. His assistant principal said Marks had a great future ahead of him, and this tragedy has shaken the community.

Giles County coaches opened up the field house late Wednesday night to allow teammates and students a place to talk and grieve.

"Outstanding in every way," said Head Coach Walt Smith of Tison. "Well-behaved, ‘yes ma'am, no ma'am,' polite, humble, and a phenomenal player on the field. He's everything you want a student athlete to be nowadays."

Friends and classmates met Thursday afternoon at the school for a short service. Counselors and youth pastors were there to talk with those in need of support.

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