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Special honor for boy killed in accident

It's been nearly two months since three members of a Central Kentucky family were killed in a violent crash.

On June 3rd, Wilma Cox, her son in law, Gregory Hayes and her grandson, 9-year-old Eric Cox were all killed, when the car they were in pulled out in front of a pickup on Kentucky 52 in Richmond.

Today, a summer program that Eric Cox was a part of, honored his memory in a special way.

Eric Cox spent every summer eating lunch at Sherry Woolery's store.

"He was the sweetest child you could ever meet. Well mannered. Got along with all the kids on the mountain."

His Estill County community took the loss of three of their own hard.

So today, the last day Woolery serves lunch to kids in need, she found a way to remember Eric, releasing balloons as a way to remember their friend.

One for Wilma, one for Eric.

This Estill County community has pulled together through the tragedy, and are trying to help Eric's mom Deborah as best they can.

Woolery's still raising funds at her store to help pay for the three funerals.

"He was here everyday. Everyday he couldn't wait to get down here. If tragedy happens they all try to pull together and work with each other and this has been a terrible tragedy and they have pulled together."

If you'd like to help donate to the Cox funeral fund, you can send checks to the Lexus Funeral Home in McKee.


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