5 killed, including 4 high school seniors, in AL car accident

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  1. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    (ANGOLA, IN) - Four Angola, Indiana, High School seniors who were returning home following a spring break trip were among five people killed Saturday afternoon in a three vehicle crash north of Montgomery, Alabama. The victims from Angola have been identified as Alexx Bauer, Riley Zimmer, Matthew Roe and Evan Weaver. All of the boys were 18-years-old.

    http://www.wlki.com/default.asp?pid=50499


     
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    Prayers for the families, the school and the town.
     
  4. belimom

    belimom Our lives begin to end the day we become silent ab

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    I wanted to post another snippet from that link, since my first thought was that the teens must have been at fault - but they absolutely were not (bbm):

    The driver of the van was also killed and stormy weather may have come into play... Very sad.
     
  5. Reality Orlando

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    I think this is one of the kids...Alexx Bauer. He was the Angola High School quarterback and graduates this year. Seems to have been a gifted athlete at the school. My prayers are with the families and friends.

    [video=youtube;Z_aHPkVCMag]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_aHPkVCMag[/video]
     
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    Yes, that's one of the victims. He had a bright future as an athlete.

    I was born in Angola and I still know many of the victim's family and friends. The community is truly devastated by this, and doesn't quite know how to deal with it. A few years ago there was another accident that killed 6 young people, too, from the area. Everyone is sad beyond words. I can feel it, too.
     
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    I am so sorry for everyone there. This has to be devastating.
     
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    Having taught high school, I know what the the effect of the loss in an accident of one student in a high school in a smaller town has on the student body and faculty. Four is unfathomable.
     
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    Especially coming back from Spring Break and within a couple months of graduating from High School. The timing just seems to make it feel worse.
     
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    Such an overwhelming tragedy... my prayers for all.
     
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    Everybody from the area on Facebook is having a moment of silence by having an empty status and is changing their profile pics to a candle in their memory.

    A public candlelight vigil and prayer service is starting in 6 minutes at one of the local churches, as well.
     
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    Angola's population is around 8,500...not tiny, but small enough that everyone feels directly connected in some way to a tragedy such as this.
     
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    How odd as well as tragic! I don't know I-65, but bad weather or no, it usually takes some effort to cross the median of an interstate highway.
     
  15. Happygo

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    I travel I-65 between Birmingham and Mobile, AL often. Traffic moves really fast. Speed limit is 65, but everyone drives 80. This is so tragic and the weather was really bad (tornado warnings and hail).
     
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    coopzoo Whoever is trying to bring you down is already bel

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    Absolutely heartbreaking. Prayers to the families. I can't begin to imagine the grief they (and the community) are experiencing. :(
     
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    How tragic. :( I can't even imagine what their families are going through. My prayers are with them.
     
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    There is a joint service here in our city today for a young couple killed in almost the exact same scenario of an accident (link below), traveling on a divided four lane highway and hit head on by a car traveling in the wrong direction. May the families of all of these victims find some comfort and peace in the sympathy of the many who read these stories. AND a reminder for all to be wary of what may be up ahead, even when on a divided highway that seems to be safe and clear.

    http://www.kansas.com/2011/03/23/1775824/wichitans-killed-in-accident.html
     
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    I knew the parents of two of the victims. I knew I knew one, but did not realize another was the son of my doctor. I didn't know he had a son still in school, as I went to school with his daughters 20 years ago. This is so sad, I just feel sick.
     
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    May their souls rest in peace, as well, and may the Lord comfort their families, in Jesus' Name, amen. So many tragedies. But the Lord gives us strength to endure, and to overcome even death.
     
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