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Support pouring in for Jessamine County crash victims

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The four survivors of a horrific crash in Jessamine County are recovering at UK Hospital. People who work closely with them say the support they've seen from the community has been overwhelming.

The crash killed six people including Angelia Poe, a guest at Refuge for Women, a Lexington-based shelter for women who are trying to get out of the sex industry.

"The cool thing about Angelia is that we know she's in a better place today,"

Four other women from the refuge were in the van. They survived, but were hurt pretty badly.

"We told the ladies when you look at that van, the only reason that you're alive is that obviously god has a plan and a purpose and it wasn't your time yet. It's a miracle that any of you are even alive today, looking at that van," Frank said.

Ever since the crash, refuge founder Ked Frank says the community has been showing non-stop love. He says the Raisin' Cane's in Nicholasville, as well as other restaurants have been dropping food off for victims' families at the hospital and it hasn't stopped there.

"Someone just notified us about a vehicle that, 'Hey, we've got an extra vehicle, we know yours was just destroyed, got an extra vehicle you can have,' the ministry can just have it," Frank said.

Frank says it's meant the world to the women still recovering at UK.

"It's brought so much hope and one of the ladies told us, she had to write it down because she couldn't speak, she wrote it down on a tablet, and said 'I feel so loved,' those are powerful words, I feel so loved. For some of these people, they've never said that in their life," Frank said.

Frank said the organization will also make a donation to the Hibbard family for help with their burial costs.


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