Names Of Four Teens Killed In Crash Could Be Released Tuesday

By: Jeff Allen Email
By: Jeff Allen Email

Family and friends are remembering four teenagers killed in a fiery crash.

It happened early Sunday morning on Kentucky 92 in Bell County when their car ran off the road, hit a tree, and then burst into flames.

The fire was so intense after the crash officials are still not able to confirm and release the names of those killed.

Friends and family of one teen are already trying to deal with the loss of their loved one.

The flames may be out, but the pain is just beginning for friends and family of 18 year old Wesley Cole.

“He was full of life and a very loving child,” Angela Cole said.

Cole's girlfriend says she spent several hours with him before the accident.

“The last thing he told me was 'baby be careful and I'll call you as soon as I get home' and I said be careful too and he promised,” Ashley Simpson said.

They say Cole and 3 others died after police say their car crashed into a tree and burst into flames.

Cole's family, who came to the scene to try and make sense of what happened, is afraid he didn't die immediately.

“And that's what bothers us the most . . he was still alive,” Angela Cole said.

Meanwhile, the first day back from Christmas break at Bell County High School, where all the students had attended, was a somber one.

“You could tell by the mood of our students that we're in a state of shock,” Principal Jeff Saylor said.

The school offered grief counselors for students.

“It's gonna be hard to sit across the classroom and look in the seat where one of these students sat and them not be there anymore,” Saylor said.

“He was my baby, I loved him and if he was here I'd tell him that he's in my heart and God's with him too,” Simpson said.

Police are not officially releasing the names of those killed in the accident. The Bell County Coroner says their bodies were taken to Frankfort for identification.

We could know their names by Tuesday.

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  • by Mickey Location: Artemus, Ky. on Jan 7, 2008 at 06:24 PM
    I just want to say to all the families that you all will be in my thoughts and prayers. Just trust in God and he will help you through this terrible time. I know it's hard to hear that but the children are in Gods kingdom now, he needed them for some reason. Someday you all will no that reason and see them all again. God Bless You All.


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