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Family says son's death came too soon

They call it an unthinkable tragedy. The parents of an 11-year-old boy killed in a car crash are talking about their loss.

The wreck happened on Route 223 in Knox County Monday night. Police say a driver crossed the yellow line and hit a car filled with four people. Mother Patricia Broughton says the pain right now is unbelievable.

"I loved him unconditionally. I would have never, never imagined having to put my baby in the ground and burying him," she cried.

Her son, 11-year-old Nathan Broughton, died Monday night in a wreck on Route 223 in Knox County when a driver crossed the center line and hit their car. Three others with him were also injured. Family tell us the driver, Nathan Broughton's sister-in-law, and her two young children are at UK recovering from broken bones.

"I was on my way from Richmond down here and got a phone call that he had passed away, and I didn't get here in time to see him and now all I have now is just the memories of him," explains Patricia Broughton, "he didn't deserve to die. He had a long life ahead of him."


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