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Driver charged with murder in high school student's death

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Peffer killed in wreck in Alton

By BEN CARLSON

The teenager driving the car in a wreck that killed 17-year-old Sydney Peffer in May has been charged with murder, The Anderson News has confirmed.

The driver’s name has not been released, due to her age, but she will be charged as an adult.

Peffer was ejected from the 2004 Nissan Sentra when it failed to negotiate a curve in Alton and overturned, according to the state police.

Other charges are pending against the driver.

Peffer was a student at Anderson County High School. She attended Hope Community Church as well as Danville Church of God and was employed at McDonald’s in Lawrenceburg.