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Honor student killed after horseplay

By AP/KWMU

Granite City, Ill. – A Metro East high school is mourning the loss of an honor student who died after being thrown from the hood of a friend's car, just days before his scheduled graduation.

Eighteen-year-old Granite City High School senior Matthew Evans died late Wednesday at a St. Louis hospital.

Evans was injured when police say he playfully belly flopped onto the hood of a friend's passing car.

When the driver slammed on the brakes, Evans fell off and hit his head on the pavement.

Evans was scheduled to graduate Friday.

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