Family Reacts To Double Loss In Tragic Car Crash

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

Slick road conditions are being blamed for a crash that killed two people late Tuesday night.
Now family members are trying to deal with the double-loss.

28-year-old Crystal Moler and 3-year-old Jakob Cupps left Winchester and were heading to Jeffersonville on Tuesday night to visit her fiance when Moler lost control of her car on the icy road.

Moler was traveling on U.S. 460 near Carmargo, when her car spun into the path of a pickup truck.

Her mom, Joyce Craycraft, says family members tried to get her not to drive on the icy roads.

She says, today was the hardest day she's ever gone through and that her daughter meant the world to her.

"She was always laughing and joking and happy", says Joyce Craycraft.

Crystal Moler was driving 3-year-old Jakob Cupps, her nephew.

"He was just a great boy. He was smart. He would listen to you and would do anything to make you happy", says Wesley Cupps, Jakob's father.

"They played with each other all the time. That's the first thing his brother will realize. That he doesn't have his big brother anymore", says Wesley Cupps.

Now both families are trying to deal with the loss of a 28-year-old mother of three, and a 3-year-old boy with so much to live for.

"One minute they are here and you are loving them and the next minute they are gone", says Joyce Craycraft.

"I'm just hoping I'll wake up and that this is just a bad dream", says Wesley Cupps.

Funeral arrangements are still pending for Crystal Moler and Jakob Cupps.

Both families say they will need help paying for the funerals of their family members.

So far, a fund has been set up for Jakob Cupps at area locations of United Bank.

The coroner says Cupps was in the proper child safety restraints in the back seat and Moler was wearing her seat belt.


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  • by Britney DiBell Location: winchester KY on Dec 21, 2008 at 10:19 AM
    Jakob was my baby cousin and crystal was my mother, i miss both of them so very much and i wished i didnt pop little jakobs balloon that night before he left, i feel so awful but releived that i blew him up another one. he was such a smart little boy and very cute. My mom was a very happy person and almost every one that knew her loved her to death. I miss them both so much and i will never be able 2 move on because my mommy is what I lived 4.
  • by Kimberly Campbell Location: Home, winchester on Dec 18, 2008 at 07:25 PM
    R.I.P Baby Jake 11/16/2005-12/16/2008. I miss my baby boy and i really appreciate everything that everyone has offered to do or has done. We all miss them both. Jake and Crystal were so full of life. Jake loved having his picture taken and Crystal just enjoyed being around the ones she loved everyday. I really appreciate all the thoughts and prayers that everyone has sent out. Thank you all.
  • by david Location: lexington on Dec 18, 2008 at 03:10 PM
    I spent some time today with jacobs grandparents Dan and Nancy Cupps, they are very special to me, I heard about the accident today from them, The emence love they have for there grandchildren is un-explainable. It's hard to see people hurt so bad from there loss and there is nothing you can do but to express your support, I and my entire family feel so sorry for your familys loss and all my thoughts and prayers are with you all. The Lord will guide you through, this all you have to do is let him. May God bless you all.
  • by Ritchie Location: Nicholas County on Dec 18, 2008 at 09:03 AM
    I am so sorry for your loss.. I just lost three of my friends to a car wreck and it hurts.. But I promise that it will get better..
  • by Debbie Location: KY on Dec 17, 2008 at 09:12 PM
    This is so sad..Pray for the family and may God be with them during this tragic time.
  • by mom Location: harlan on Dec 17, 2008 at 08:08 PM
    This is sooo very sad. Especially around the holidays. I lost a sister in a car accident on christmas eve night due to a drunk driver. I hope this family can just remember the good times, and always keep them in their hearts, but learn to move on. Its really hard to move on, but our loved ones are in a better place. I hope God blesses this family through this hardship.
  • by NH Location: Lexington on Dec 17, 2008 at 08:07 PM
    Precious Jacob...you will always be in our hearts. We love you baby.
  • by alan Location: Lincoln co on Dec 17, 2008 at 05:56 PM
    how sad.. put ur faith in god and he will get you tho this terrible time..my deepest sympathy too all involed
  • by David Location: Georgetown on Dec 17, 2008 at 05:38 PM
    My heart goes out to this family and the only advice I know to give is turn to God and ask Him to help you. He is the ONLY way to get through something like this.
  • by MJT Location: Versailles on Dec 17, 2008 at 04:21 PM
    Words cannot express our sympathy as you go thru this sorrow. We pray for your family. May God give you strength and peace, and hold you in his loving care.
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