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Brother of teenager killed in crash critically injured one week later


HARDIN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - It's a heartbreaking feeling all too familiar for one Hardin County family that's also left the community in a state of shock.

Just after midnight Monday morning, 20-year-old Brice Taylor was riding his ATV on Springfield Road in Elizabethtown. Kentucky State Police say Taylor hit a deer and was thrown from his ATV.

It's a tragic accident that's all too familiar.

"People are still mourning and just grieving over Brianna and now this,” says Josh Brown, the Taylor Family's pastor.

One week earlier, 17-year-old softball star and recent Elizabethtown High School graduate, Brianna Taylor was driving home on Patriot Parkway.

Police say Michael Todd Hilton was under the influence when he ran a stop sign and collided with Taylor's car. She died the next day.

"Most folks are in complete shock," says Brown. "Sort of a common statement you keep hearing is, that people are just at a loss for words."

Brown says Brice Taylor was headed home after a small get-together to remember his sister when his accident happened, just feet away from Valley Creek Baptist Church. The same church that opened its doors when Briana died, also held a prayer service for her brother Monday night.

"What we've been trying to share with folks and to communicate with folks is pray for the family, pray for Brice," Brown says.

Briana Taylor's friend, Mickayla Harig, was also in the car during her accident. Harig is still in critical condition.

Brice Taylor has already undergone two surgeries to relieve pressure from his brain. Doctors told the family it will be a few more days before they will know the extent of his injuries.


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