There were heavy hearts inside the gym at Monroe Central High School Monday night. People filed in to pay tribute to three of their own who were involved in a horrible crash with a train.
It was a sea of candles as hundreds shared memories and songs to honor Kristin Kiser and Amber Morrow, who were both killed Sunday. Jordan Daugherty misses his good friend Kris.
Daugherty knows, because he was there. He lives near Plum Street, where Kris ran into a train in the early morning hours of Oct. 28.
"I ran down there, and I saw it," said Daugherty. "I saw all of it. It was unreal."
The community is dealing with the deaths in different ways; some through tears, others with a handwritten message. Sophomore Destiny Cope she still can't believe it is a reality.
"I called Kris and Amber to make sure it was not true and I got no response," said Destiny Cope. "A couple of friends called me and told me again."
The Town Marshal took a look at surveillance of the accident. Melvin Nott told Fox59 the flashing signals were working, the car simply drove right into the train.
"He could have been drinking, but it was also dark, probably about 1:30 a.m.," said Daugherty.
Regardless of what caused the accident, the people of this community are focussing on remembering Amber and Kris, but also finding a way to move on.
One other teen was also injured in the crash.
Hundreds gather to remember teens killed in crash involving train