Morehouse College mourns the loss of two students who were killed in a crash on Monday afternoon. 

According to the Georgia State Patrol, the crash happened shortly after 5 p.m. on Linwood Avenue and Church Street. They said the car was speeding when it passed another car on a curve before leaving the road. The car hit a utility pole and rotated before hitting another utility pole and overturning. Both students died at the scene.

The college released a statement Tuesday morning confirming the deaths of Hugh Douglas and Christion Files Jr.,  both Morehouse College juniors and Business Administration majors.

“Hugh Douglas was an exceptional student who displayed immense dedication and promise in pursuing a business administration degree with a concentration in finance,” Morehouse said in a post. “…Christion Files Jr. was a remarkable young man who made his mark academically and in extracurricular activities.”

Douglas and Flies Jr. were friends and roommates and both were members of the Morehouse Business Association. 

Douglas, who is the son of former NFL defensive end Hugh Douglas, was an AltFinance and Goldman Sachs Fellow and recently completed a summer internship with Ares Management Corporation in Los Angeles, according to Morehouse.

Flies Jr., who was driving at the time of the crash, served as co-captain for the HBCU’s Track and Field Team, media chair for the Junior Class Council, and was an active member of the Morehouse Business Association. He was also known for his photography and videography skills, which he used to create high-quality content for students, campus organizations, Morehouse Athletics, and the College’s marketing office, according to the school. 

“During these difficult times, we must come together as a community to remember and celebrate the lives of Hugh and Christion,” Morehouse College said in their statement. “They leave a legacy of excellence, passion, and dedication that will continue to inspire us all. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of Hugh and Christion. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this incredibly challenging time.”

Morehouse is encouraging students to contact school counseling services at (470) 639-0231. Affected faculty and staff can contact the Cigna Behavior Hotline at (866) 912-3339 or the Life Assistance Program at (800) 538-3543.