Firefighter, two women killed in Nicholas Co. crash

CARLISLE, Ky. (WKYT) - Funeral arrangements for three people killed in a car crash in Nicholas County have been set.

Aaron Capps, 20, Whitney Morris, 21, and Kyla Haire, 20, died when their truck ran off U.S. 68 in Nicholas County about 4:30 Saturday morning.

Capps was a Nicholas County firefighter.

The visitation for Aaron Capps will be Friday from 5-9 p.m. at Nicholas County High School. The funeral will be at the school Saturday at 11 a.m.

The visitation for Whitney Morris will be Thursday from 5-9 p.m. at Clark Funeral Home in Carlisle. The funeral will also be at the funeral home Friday at 11 a.m.

Kyla Haire's visitation will be Wednesday from 5-9 p.m. at Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home in Paris. The funeral will also be at the funeral home Thursday at 11 a.m.

Their families wanted to stagger the services, to make sure they can attend the other funerals.

Investigators believe Capps lost control of the truck and then over-corrected, running off the road and slamming into a tree.

Police don't believe alcohol was involved but they say no one was wearing a seat belt.

Capps, Morris, and Haire graduated from Nicholas County High School, and left a positive impression on their teachers.

Elizabeth Johnson taught all three of them.

"Aaron was the quintessential southern gentleman. Kyla was very reserved. She was very academic. Whitney, probably out of the three, the most artistic. She was very outgoing in our community," explained Johnson.

Johnson says the crash is felt by everyone in the community. Because Capps, Morris, and Haire touched so many people in their young lives.

"To see them, at that point in their lives cut tragically short, is just gut wrenching," said Johnson.

Clark Funeral Home in Nicholas County will handle the funerals.


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