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Staples Graduate Killed In Car Crash In Pakistan

A graduate of Staples High School in Westport was killed this week in a car accident in Pakistan.
A graduate of Staples High School in Westport was killed this week in a car accident in Pakistan. Photo Credit: File

WESTPORT, Conn. -- A graduate of Staples High School in Westport was killed in a car accident in Pakistan this week, according to the Connecticut Post.

Citing a report from Pakistani website The News, the Connecticut Post reported that Reda Gul, 19, was killed Tuesday when the car she was riding in overturned on the Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway. Two other people were injured in the accident, The News reported.

Gul graduated from Staples High School in 2016, where she had played on the basketball team and was named one of 19 "Students of the Month" in January 2016, the Connecticut Post reported. After graduating she had moved back to her native country of Pakistan to study medicine, and was living in a private hostel near Islamabad, according to the Connecticut Post.

The News reported that the driver of the vehicle, Hamza Javed, was arrested following the accident. The other passenger, a Pakistan Army officer named Lt. Muhammad Hassan, was shifted to a military hospital and taken into custody by military officials, who are also investigating the incident, The News reported. The three were on their way to an officers mess hall when the accident took place, according to The News.

The Connecticut Post reported that a funeral was held in Pakistan, but condolences may be sent to 60 Hales Court, Westport, CT 06880

Click here to read the Connecticut Post story.

Click here to read The News story.

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