By CBSBoston.com Staff

BOW, N.H. (CBS) — Two children from Bow, New Hampshire died in a car crash on I-89 Friday morning. First grader Gavin Oulette and 11th grader Nicholas Oulette were killed in the accident.

Bow School District Superintendent Dean Cascadden first announced the news in a statement to the school community.

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The driver of the car was Tom Oulette, who is the district’s School Resource Officer. He was taken to Concord Hospital “with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries”, according to New Hampshire State Police.

“We have begun to process this event with staff and some of our older students,” said Cascadden in a statement. “The high school implemented a secure campus to notify students and allow them to gather in groups for support and processing.”

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Police say they got a call about the crash at around 8:30 a.m. Officials have determined that the car drifted from the right-hand lane into the breakdown lane for an “unknown reason” and then collided with the back of a tractor-trailer.

The school district canceled co-curricular activities Friday. Students were sent home after school to be with their parents and families.

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I-89 South, south of Exit 2, was closed for approximately five hours before reopening.

CBSBoston.com Staff