Funeral services planned for family killed in crash


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Updated: 8/26/2013 8:12 pm Published: 8/26/2013 3:20 pm


The town of Kellyville will come together Monday night to honor four people killed in a deadly crash on Friday.

A family was traveling along Highway 66 when another driver crossed the center line and slammed into the family's car.

Four crosses now line Highway 66, reminding drivers of what happened to Vernon Bowles, his girlfriend, Sue Frazier, Vivian Henry and 9-year old Alex Henry.

Their family said the group was headed to get Alex school clothes on Friday when a driver hit them head-on.

"It's really hard, but this community and family are sticking together, and we're strong," said family member Cristy Evans.

Evans can't believe so many of her family members are gone. Her grandmother, aunt, cousin and grandma's boyfriend were all in that car.

"It's four funerals at one time, but we will figure it out. The money is scarce, but it will be there," said Evans.

Kellyville police said 52-year old David Ernst, from Salina, was driving near the Creek County Speedway when he crossed the center line and slammed into the family's Buick sedan.

All four people in the car died at the scene.

"My aunt loved Alex uncontrollably. She thought he was the world, and my grandmother was so loving. They were all loving, and Alex was such a good kid," said Evans.

Ernst was taken to a hospital and later released. He now faces four charges of first-degree manslaughter.

Despite their incredible pain, Evans said she doesn't blame him for what happened.

"I pray for his family and for what he has to deal with in his mind, because sometimes good people make bad decisions," she said.

The ceremony will begin tonight at 8 at the Kellyville High School Football stadium.

The public is invited to attend and pay their respects.

Funerals for the victims of Friday's deadly crash will be on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Westside Freewill Baptist Church in Sapulpa.

The family is taking donations and flowers.

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