GREENVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) – Franklin Monroe High School issued a statement Tuesday morning following a fatal crash Monday night that killed two teens.
According to that statement, students were met by grief counselors, clergy, and school personnel when they arrived at school Tuesday.
17-year-old Hudson Nestor and his sister, 13-year-old Katlynn Nestor were killed Monday night when the car they were in went under a semi and then struck a tree.
The Franklin Monroe baseball team took to Twitter Tuesday morning:
They quickly saw support from other teams as well:
The statement from the High School also says, “Please keep the family and the entire FM community in your thoughts and prayers as we all try to get through this difficult situation.:
Franklin Monroe High School says any further information will come from the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff says they are waiting on toxicology reports, which could take several weeks, but they do tell us there is no evidence the driver of the truck was intoxicated.
Residents Tuesday spoke with 2 NEWS about the tragedy.
“Truly there’s never a good time of the year to lose a child,” Pastor Mell Musser said. “But I guess one of the really bad things about it happening at this time of the year is that in future Christmas is going to be a sad time of the year for a lot of people now because of this.”
The pastor at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, just across the street from the school’s district headquarters, spent the morning speaking with students and guiding them through their grief.
Parents and grandparents have also had to step in and try and talk with their kids about the death of the teens.
Pitsburg resident David Ditmer told 2 NEWS, “There’s no reaction to it. It’s a bad deal; nobody ever wants anybody to go through that and I just feel bad for the kids and the parents.”
“They are devastated. I can’t imagine. Their hearts are breaking right now, all of them,” Caroyln Phillips described, having spoke with distant relative of the Nestor’s. “At this point I think there’s no words that can soothe or– anybody’s soul over the grief of losing two kids except you got to just keep your eyes on Jesus, keep your eyes on Jesus” Her husband, Phillip added that all you can do is, “pray for them, for them to get through this.”
A vigil for the siblings is planned for Tuesday, December 22, at 6:30 P.M. in the south parking lot of Franklin Monroe Local School.