EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSFamily, Friends Say Good-Bye To Teen Killed In Clay Crash
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Reported by: Dan Matics
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Aug. 10, 2013 5:21 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 10, 2013 6:37 PM EDT
Morehead, Rowan County , Kentucky
Family and friends of a teen killed in Clay County, W.Va. crash earlier this week said good-bye on Saturday.
Kara Conley, 17, touched the lives of many, before being killed in the tragic accident.
Hundreds of people from two different states came together in Morehead, Ky. to say good-bye to a life taken too soon.
"Its overwhelming, so overwhelming” Conley’s mother, Lee Ann Helvey, said. “I knew she was loved, but she touched so many people in her life."
The accident also injured 10 of Conley’s friends. She would've been a senior at clay high school.
She spent most of her life in Kentucky, and her death leaves two separate communities devastated.
Helvey said her daughter showed her love of life through singing, with a voice those close to her said they'll never forget.
"She sang from when she was real little,” Helvey said. “She would always make up her own words. She had a voice of an angel."
Loved one's said the main thing they will remember about Conley is her kindness and how she treated others.
Just two of the crash victims, Jesse Walls and Codie Moore, remain hospitalized.
Some of those involved in the crash are calling for West Virginia lawmakers to ban passengers from riding in the back of pick-up trucks.
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