Teenage Student Killed In Crash

Grief counselors are on hand at Harrison County High school after the death of a student in a crash.

Investigators say 17-year-old Kayla Poteet died in a crash last night. She was a junior at the school.

Police say she and three other students were on Kentucky 36 when the driver, Phillip Sexton, lost control and hit a tree. Kayla died in the wreck.

Her sister, Brandi, was taken to UK Hospital. Sexton and Sierra Courtney were taken to Harrison Memorial. They are listed in fair condition.

Police believe a wet and slick road played a role in the crash.

At the high school, 300 students set up a special memorial in the library for Kayla Monday night. They remember the soccer player as outspoken and well liked by everyone.


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  • by skylar justice Location: cyinthana on Feb 7, 2010 at 12:27 PM
    kayla was the best person u could no she could make u lagha till dawn she was 17 years old di dnot get to get married but she was still great .:(
  • by Tiffany Thompson Location: Falmouth on Dec 2, 2009 at 10:05 AM
    wow its like to this day its still so unreal.. it just dosent seem to me that kayla is gon.. i dont think she ever will be.. she was the sweetest person you could ever meet!! i jusst dont get why she had to be taken miss yu kayla gurl!!
  • by Kari Location: Cynthiana on Feb 24, 2009 at 11:20 AM
    Kayla was so amazing. One of my besties..losing her is like losing one of my family members. She was like me big sister and i miss her so very much. I love you Kayla and your always in my heart. =( I miss you girl.
  • by ... Location: Cynthiana on Nov 27, 2008 at 04:50 AM
    I know that Kayla was a sweet and special person...my daughter is much younger than her and she made her feel they were friends. My God Bless the families, friends and students.
  • by **!!**!!** Location: cynthiana on Nov 26, 2008 at 01:09 PM
    Kayla was such an amazing girl! She was the kinda person who can always make you smile! If you were having a bad day, Kayla was the person who could turn it into the best day you've ever had!! I love Kayla so much, ive known her since 4th grade!! School just isnt the same with out her!! I will never forget the amazing Kayla!!!
  • by Jenny Location: Cynthiana on Nov 26, 2008 at 01:09 PM
    Kayla,you have become a beautiful and an amazing person.I know everyone is wondering why you but got has a plan for everyone and he thought it was your time to be his angel.We miss you and the memory of you will always stay at HCHS. I love you!!!! and just remember your always gonna be my bus buddy and you were always my favorite. love you!! watch over all of us
  • by Brittany Location: Cyn on Nov 25, 2008 at 07:34 PM
    Kayla, Your such an amazing person everytime i think of you i think of our amazing times in choir in middle school n how you fell flat on your face n a middle of the song n me n courtney had to pick you up. Kayla you will be greatly missed and no one will ever forget your smiling face. Your a beautiful girl inside n out and i bet your even more beautiful with your wings!!! We love you and miss you!! I will see you soon someday!!! Watch over me.......
  • by ..... Location: cynthiana on Nov 25, 2008 at 06:24 PM
    Kayla, i will never ever forget the times we spent together. From Saint Edwards to spanish class, there was never a dull moment. You were always there to make everyone smile, and brighten anyone's day. I don't know what we will do without you. I will alway miss you. You will forever be in my thoughts and prayers. The memory of you kayla will never be forgotten. I am honored to have known such a wonderful person in my life.
  • by Anonymous Location: Cynthiana on Nov 25, 2008 at 06:13 PM
    Today was a sad day at HCHS. It seems so unfair and unreal that tragedy has struck for the second year in a row. Kayla will live forever in our hearts and memories. My thoughts and prayers go out to Brandi who has a long road to recovery in front of her. I hope that somehow we can help ease her pain. (B. Rae, we're here whether you need us or not!)I give the families of all of those affected my deepest sympathies.
  • by Anonymous Location: Knox co on Nov 25, 2008 at 04:17 PM
    I feel so sad for her Family we all should keep them in our prayers.
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