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Crews to cut down trees, after pregnant teen is killed


Crews spent several hours today cutting down the remains of a tree that killed 17 year old Kaitlyn Griffen and her unborn child, because Housing Authority officials say what was left of it was no longer ruled safe.

“I’m glad, but it’s too late. My niece is already gone,” says Robin Mullins, Griffen’s aunt.

Mullins says she wishes the tree that killed Kaitlyn Griffen had been cut down long ago. But police say high winds caused a freak accident that killed the 17 year old and her unborn baby.

“She named him Nicholas Hayden. She’d be so proud. She went and bought all his clothes,” said Mullin with tears in her eyes.

Griffen had just finished her high school requirements at Pulaski Central High School, a school that has had two tragedies in just a few days. 16 year old Bailey Haynes died in a crash Sunday night and officials say the two knew each other.

“All the students are friends. Knew one another, have an understanding of every student’s life,” said Principal Dan Price.

Griffen had college plans to learn how to help kids….and was thrilled to be having one of her own.

“She was going to be a child psychologist. She couldn’t wait until that baby was born. She was so excited,” said Mullins.


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