Officials now know the two teenagers killed in a crash on Interstate 75 in Whitley County Friday were brother and sister. Friends and classmates of sixteen year old Anthony Wyatt and his thirteen year old sister Brittany are already working to help their family.
The teenagers are working on their annual haunted house to raise money for the Appalachian Teen Leaders group. Now the money is going to someone else.
"I thought what better way to touch a family than to have the haunted house stand for Brittany and Tony Wyatt and all the proceeds go to their family," said event organizer Brenda Lee.
Sixteen year old Anthony Wyatt and his thirteen year old sister, Britney, were killed in one of three accidents on I-75 Friday. These teenagers went to school with the Wyatt's and say they were wonderful, well rounded students and friends.
"I have worked this haunted house for two years. Tonight is going to be the night that I'm really going to put my heart into it because I loved her so much and I didn't want to see her go, but tonight is the night we can help her and show her family how much we loved her," said Nicole Lee.
"He had really good grades so he had a lot going for him and he was a good church boy. From my understanding, he wanted to go into something in the future with the church somewhere with his occupation somewhere in there," said Patrick Jones.
School officials say Anthony was a member of the Whitley County High School band while Nicole Lee says she played basketball with Brittany. Some of these teenagers also attended church with the Wyatt's and say in addition to being very active in their schools and community, they were also involved in their church.
"Actually I know that they're going to a better place because they are really good kids they really are," said Tim Morgan.
The haunted house opened on 29 Mackey Avenue at 6 o'clock Saturday evening and the teenagers say they will stay open until the last person wants to go through.
Officials at the Whitley County Schools say that Anthony's fellow band members decide to go ahead and compete in Saturday's state band competition, in his honor.
There are several funds set up at banks throughout Eastern Kentucky to help the family of Anthony and Brittany Wyatt. You can donate to the Cumberland Valley Bank in Williamsburg, Community Trust Bank in Williamsburg, and Bank of Corbin in Corbin.