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      Local teenager killed in car crash

      Stephanie was a student at Highland High School in Lewis County. / KHQA file photo

      UPDATE: January 13 at 4:36 p.m.

      Because we've received inquiries about when the funeral services for Stephanie Troub will be held we thought we'd post that information again.

      James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal is handling funeral arrangements for Stephanie. Visitation is this Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday. Her burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Louisiana, Missouri.

      Don't forget that Lewis Co. C-1 schools will be closed due to the funeral services on Friday.

      You can get more information here: www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com/index.cfm.

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      UPDATE: January 11 at 6:30 p.m.

      Students from Highland High School are mourning the loss of another fellow student in just a month and a half.

      16-year-old Stephanie Troub of Durham died Monday afternoon when the car she was driving crossed the center line and hit a semi head on. The accident happened on Highway 6 about two and a half miles west of Lewistown.

      She was a Junior at Highland High School.

      Nicole Kraft is still processing the loss of her friend Stephanie Troub.

      Kraft said, "I'm still in the denial phase I still think she's going to come out and say it's a joke, that she'll come back."

      They had a class together during their Freshman year at Highland High school and had been good friends ever since. Kraft says her pictures of Stephanie from a recent FFA trip says it all about her friend.

      Kraft said, "You always had a good time with her. There was never a dull moment. She would make your day better. She was a little ball of sunshine."

      Kraft described Stephanie as an independent, fun-loving girl, who always had a smile and a joke for everyone. She lived to help people...whether it was an encouraging word or funny outburst to lighten the mood. In fact, she planned to go to college to follow her dream of being a psychiatrist, just so she could help people. When she wasn't at school, you could find her at FFA events, where she excelled at Dairy judging. But what Kraft will miss the most are those long talks with her friend...and nights of guitar hero in her basement.

      "I know she is in a better place."

      James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal is handling funeral arrangements for Stephanie. Visitation is this Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday. Her burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Louisiana, Missouri.

      Nicole Kraft told us that when Sheyenna Sigler passed away last November, she remembers Stephanie Troub trying to cheer everyone up when sadness blanketed the student body.

      We also spoke with Highland's Superintendent. She says many preparations have been made for counselors to be on hand for students when school is back in session.

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      ORIGINAL STORY:

      A 16-year-old girl was killed Monday in Lewis County.

      Stephanie Troub of Durham was killed Monday afternoon when the car she was driving crossed the center line and hit a semi head on.

      The accident happened on Highway 6 about two and a half miles west of Lewistown.

      The crash happened just after one o'clock Monday afternoon.

      James O'Donnell Funeral Home is handling Stephanie's funeral arrangements.

      Tonight at six, hear from a close friend of Stephanie's and how she's coping with the loss of a life that was taken too soon.

      Find additional coverage here .

      More from the Quincy Herald-Whig here .

      Feel free to leave your thoughts and condolences below in the comment thread.

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