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Parents share memories of UK student killed in crash

She's been gone nearly a week, but the parents of a University of Kentucky student killed in a crash say time hasn't dulled the pain of losing their daughter.

21-year-old Kiara Hinkle died when her SUV crashed on I-64 in Franklin County last weekend.

Hinkle's family says they will never forget the young woman they say lived a life highlights by sports and a deep devotion to God.

"She was about God. She dedicated herself and she was working her mission," her mother Twala Hinkle said.

"She was on fire for God, she gave her heart to god at an early age," said Hinkle's aunt Duwann Brown said.

Now, her family holds tight to their memories of Hinkle, who was an athlete and very involved in church.

"She was on a mission and God knew it and God took her," Brown said.

While the family is relying of faith to help them deal with the loss, they say it's not easy.

"It's difficult for me to put words together. I'm going to be real with this now, I'm hurting. I'm overwhelmed and I'm hurting," her father Kerry Hinkle said.

They hope with the support and loving messages from friends on Facebook each day that passes will be a little bit easier.

"It helped me tremendously. I sat there and read every 200 plus I get on every night to see if anybody else had put anything on," Twala Hinkle said.

Hinkle was studying architecture at U.K.

She was supposed to got on a mission trip to Australia in a few weeks.

Kentucky State Police are still looking for a second vehicle that might have contributed to the accident that killed Hinkle.

They are looking for a middle aged white woman who was driving a tan mid-sized passenger care and might have stopped at the scene for a brief time.


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