Memorial Held For Teen Crash Victim

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It was supposed to be a birthday celebration, instead family and friends gathered Thursday night for a candle light vigil at the scene of the crash where 14 year old Larry Chowning III died.

Thursday would have been Chowning's 15th birthday. Mourners released 15 balloons in his memory.

David W. Childress, 18, of Lexington has been served with five counts of Wanton Endangerment in the 1st degree; for allowing the 14-year-old to drive the vehicle that crashed on Bryan Station road on Monday.

According to Lexington Police, the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it lost control and struck three wooden fences.

Childress will make his first appearance in court on Aug. 23 at 1 p.m.


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  • by Serina (his sister) Location: Lexington on Oct 12, 2011 at 04:38 PM
    It amazes me how cold some people can be. After everything my parents, myself, AND David have gone through people insist on keeping this wound open and bleeding. You cannot even imagine what David and the other four people that were in that car have suffered. We were young, careless, fearless, and living life thinking about today. We weren't thinking about the consequences. That probably sounds stupid, but it's the trueth we weren't living in fear about tomorrow. Now we wish we had I am now without a brother, my parents are without a son, his friends are without a friend, and ALL FIVE of the people in that car with him will see the face of their friend without his heart beat and without the breath of life. I was brought up to believe that God already has a plan for life everything is already part of a much bigger plan. Larry has gone to Heaven to be with his Lord and Savior and anyone who wishes anything different for him doesn't love him enough to want what is best for him. Where is a better place than in the in the arms of the Father. Please do not misunderstand I miss him more than anyone will ever know.
  • by Stephanie Location: Ousley on May 5, 2011 at 02:28 PM
    Okay just seen this post i would like too point too all the people that blamed the parents and blah blah blah, shut up! If its non of your business and didnt know him and his parents then why woukd you comment on here? I know every single person in tgat car and im never blamed anybody. Get your facts straight first then comment later. RIP babe
  • by Becca Location: kentucky on Nov 1, 2009 at 08:04 PM
    I know this is late on the situation, but i knew Larry. It's really pathetic when so many people on here are talking trash about the parents of Larry. They are good people, and you couldn't imagine what they are going through, even to this day. I know that if something happened to your child you wouldn't want people posting things on here that are rude and insulting. R.I.P Larry Marshall Chowning.
  • by Anonymous Location: Lexington on Nov 20, 2007 at 07:32 AM
    I know David Personally and i believe that everyone makes mistakes. I know he did not kill Larry on purpose. We all make mistakes. You should let it go.
  • by SOMEONE ELSEE on Sep 27, 2007 at 10:34 AM
    iM GOiN TO REPLY TO THE COMMENT FROM HEATHER, NUMBER ONE I DONT THINK THAT DAVID SHOULD BE CHARGED WITH MURDER. I THINK THAT IF LARSON WAS HERE TO TELL YOU WHAT HE THINKS SHOULD BE DONE HE WOULD NEVER EVER EVER SAY HE THINKS THAT DAVID SHOULD SHOULD SPEND TIME IN JAIL. I THINK THAT E WOULD AGREE THAT IT WAS HIS FAULT TOO.
  • by Someone! Location: Richmond on Sep 27, 2007 at 10:27 AM
    This Is Pathetic. Why Would Everyone Sit here And Talk So Much Crap On A 14 Year Old That Didn't Mean For This To Happen. It`s No One Fault. It Just Happend. Stop Blaming Everyone For It. Everything Happens For A Reason. He Is In A Better Place Now. But He Will Always Be In Our Hearts. R.i.P. larry
  • by Ashley Location: Lexington on Aug 8, 2007 at 06:03 PM
    Do you people realize your talking about a life that was lost? You people act as if Larry intentionally threw his life away, and I don't believe David asked for his keys back, and Larry had a steady girlfriend at the time, he wouldn't have been showing off for anyone, don't speak about what you do not know. That's all I have to say.
  • by Starlet Location: Lexington on Aug 6, 2007 at 12:19 PM
    The 18 year old is a kid himself. We all did stupid things. The young driver dying is punishment enough. The 18 year old could do some postive talks to teenagers.
  • by Me Location: Eastern KY on Aug 4, 2007 at 02:08 AM
    This is to all the people who commented about the parents of these kids needing to be more responsible...you might be surprised at what your kids are doing behind your backs. If a child has something in mind that he or she wants to do, they will find a way to do it. No matter how involved their parents are in their every day lives. All kids feel that they are invincable.
  • by Common Sense Location: Lexington on Aug 3, 2007 at 04:21 PM
    Thanks for the answer Cindy. I don't get the Herald Leader and did not know that. But still, did the 18 year old actually ask the 14 year old to give him the keys and if so, why didn't he just take them from him? I guess I'm kind of dumbfounded on that one. But yes, I also heard the 18 year old was guilty of this same thing a few months ago. Yes, the aunt better be charged as well.
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