Vigil for victims in deadly crash in Kellyville


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Updated: 8/27/2013 9:14 am Published: 8/26/2013 9:47 pm


It's not the kind of community gathering one town hoped for on Monday night.

Kellyville residents remembered a family of four killed on Highway 33 near 141st Street.

"This is way of people of god to show that we do love," said Blue Bell pastor Jason Hutsell.

Vernon Bowles and his girlfriend Susie Frazier, 74, her daughter Vivian Henry, 51 and Henry's grandson Alex, who was age 9, died in a head-on collision Friday night.

David Ernst, 52, is being held in the Creek County jail accused of first-degree manslaughter and unsafe lane use.

"Anytime you lose four generations it's a great loss," said Hutsell.

The neighbor of Bowels, Frazier and Henry lived next door to Frazier for 20 years

"She is just a sweet lady," said Cathy Riley.

She says she wanted to show her grandchildren they live in a community that is about sticking together.

The man accused of hitting the family is in jail being held on $305,000 bond.

"It's just really, it's just not fair," said Riley.

FOX23 News contacted Kellyville investigators who are handling the case to find out what they suspect caused Ernst to hit the family head-on, but they did not return calls. A press release issued on Saturday said Ernst was sent to jail on complaints of first-degree manslaughter and unsafe lane change.

Now a community takes a moment to close their eyes they pray for healing.

"Releasing the spirit of those who have gone," said Hutsell.

Hutsell says the community raised $1,350 for the family. Members at Blue Bell church set up a fund at American Heritage Bank.

Funerals for Frazier, Henry and Alex will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Westside Freewill Baptist Church in
Sapulpa.

Ernst is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday.


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KimmiAnn91 - 8/27/2013 1:45 PM
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Alex is from Mounds, Ok..not Kellyville. The other family members were from Kellyville.

WyoMoe - 8/27/2013 6:57 AM
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My prayers go out to the families and this community.

WyoMoe - 8/27/2013 6:55 AM
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Did the reporter who wrote this article graduate from High School? So poorly written and many words misspelled. It does not reflect positively on Fox23.
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