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Jonesboro school shooter who fatally shot 4 students and teacher 20 years ago dies in car crash Saturday

Authorities say a man who fatally shot four students and a teacher at an Arkansas middle school more than 20 years ago has died in a two-vehicle car crash.

Authorities say a Missouri man who was 11 years old when he and a teenager fatally shot four students and a teacher at an Arkansas middle school more than 20 years ago has died in a two-vehicle crash in northeastern Arkansas.

Credit: AP
FILE - In this April 27, 2000, file photo, convicted Westside Middle School shooter Andrew Golden, 13, is escorted from a back door of the Craighead County Courthouse in Jonesboro, Ark. Golden, who legally changed his name to Drew Grant, has reportedly died in a two-vehicle crash in northeastern Arkansas on Saturday, July 28, 2019. Grant was 11 years old when he and a teenager fatally shot four students and a teacher at an Arkansas middle school more than 20 years ago. He was released in 2007. (Rodney Freeman/The Jonesboro Sun via AP, File)

Arkansas State Police say that 33-year-old Drew Grant, of Jackson, Missouri, died at around 9 p.m. Saturday. 

Police say a vehicle driven by Grant, who legally changed his name from Andrew Golden, collided head-on with another vehicle on Highway 167 South in Independence County. 

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The driver of the other car, 59-year-old Daniel Petty, also died as a result of the crash. According to the crash report, Petty's car crossed a turning lane into oncoming traffic, crashing into Grant's vehicle head-on.

Three other people were injured during the crash, but no update has been given on their condition.

Golden and Mitchell Johnson, who were 11 and 13 respectively, set off a fire alarm in 1998 and shot at people as they evacuated from Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas, about 117 miles (188 kilometers) northeast of Little Rock.

Johnson was in custody until 2005, and Golden was released in 2007.

THV11 contributed to this report.