Vigil Held For Teens Killed In Parker County Crash

By Selena Hernandez, CBS 11 News

WEATHERFORD (CBSDFW.COM) – A community is trying to heal after a fiery crash killed two Parker County teenagers. The accident happened last Thursday near Springtown. Two other teens were also seriously injured.

On Sunday night, dozens of friends and family gathered in Weatherford for a tearful tribute to the victims. They gathered to find comfort and healing.

The start of a new yearbegan with a somber rememberance.

“I’m going to miss him a lot,” friend Taylor Hetrick said.

Friends and family of 18-year old Josh Brown filled a church parking lot in Weatherford. They shared memories, laughter and tears in hte soft glow of candlelight.

“He was just a great guy,” friend Katie Phillips recalled. “He was always there for me when I needed him. He was a sweetheart.”

Police say Brown was drving down a road near Springtown, when he lost control of his truck and slammed into a house. The truck burst into flames. His 14-year old passenger, Alex Christian, also died in that crash.

“He inspired me – how much he loved his dad and his family,” Hetrick said. “Since that, I changed the way I treat my dad and my family.”

“He had such a love of life,” Brown’s teacher Angela Arthurs said. “He touched everybody and always made us happy.”

Two young lives lost too soon – a tragedy Arthurs hopes other teens will take to heart.

“We will definately use this as this is the last thing Josh has to tell us. You need to be careful and make good choices and don’t speed because at the end of the day – you dont know what could happen.”

13- year old Madelyn Mitchell and 15-year old Halston McCue were also seriously injured. They remain hospitalized, recovering from their injuries.


One Comment

  1. Joe Blow says:

    I guess if you say something CBS doesn’t like they will not post it. Freedom my ass.

  2. its me says:

    Hey joeblow how about you GFY? Even better just go off yourself so we can all make fun of your death, loser. You sound far more deserving of it than some KIDS.

    1. Riddlemethis says:

      Well said.

  3. Wynne Deen says:

    This is pretty sad, but at the same time, there’s a reason my parents would have NEVER let me ride in a car with 16-18 year old kids when I was 14. Teenagers aren’t the brightest Crayons in the box when it comes to driving. Usually I’m of the belief that if you do something stupid, you deserve all the bad things that happen to you, but as it’s a new year and I’m trying to be nicer, I’ll just say hopefully others learn from this. Sad sad sad.

  4. Riddlemethis says:

    Do you really think that Alex’s parents gave their permission for her to be out at midnight with an 18 year old MAN? Perhaps you’re not the brightest Crayon. The “nice” thing isn’t working for you. Those of us who had to attend this young lady’s funeral today don’t appreciate your ignorance.

  5. R.I.P. says:

    Okay first off he had a girlfriend…he wasn’t attracted to those girls in any way…he treats all girls with respect and treats them like a princess…. yes he wrecked…. iv wrecked my car several times and so has everyone else…..why don’t you back off my brother and mind your own business he lost his life just like alex did and i know if Alex, Hoss , or Maddie was stuck in the car he would give every ounce of energy, his last breath to save their life……he was like that he cared about everyone like they were his family whether he knew them or not…..and all you haters that are worried about the mobile home and their belongings??? a life is way more important than any material thing on the earth no matter what. R.i.p. josh brown

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