West Bladen student dies from injuries suffered in weekend car crash


BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — West Bladen High School is mourning the loss of a student who died after a car crash over the weekend according to a letter from the school’s principal.

According to the letter to the “West Bladen High School family” from principal Peggy Hester posted to the school district’s Facebook page, 11th grader Aldo Hernandez died yesterday afternoon.

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The letter says additional guidance counselors were at the school yesterday to help students deal with the loss.

“As a parent, I encourage you to take time to talk with your child, allowing them to share their thoughts and feelings,” Hester wrote. “If you need additional assistance from our administrative or guidance teams, please feel free to contact us (910) 862-2130.”

Hester also asked everyone to keep the Hernandez family in their thoughts.