Students rally behind injured classmates

Rivercrest students support classmates in car wreck
(Source: School counselor Leanne Graham)
(Source: School counselor Leanne Graham)

WILSON, AR (KAIT) - Rivercrest High School students rallied together this week after three classmates were injured in a car wreck.

"As soon as I heard about and they said we could come, I was there," classmate Baylea Challis said.

That was the reaction for most Rivercrest students when they learned classmates Zach, Jordan and Jaron were seriously injured in a wreck.

"Automatically I was thinking of the worst and I was just praying everything would be alright," classmate Braxton Brown said.

The three boys were in wreck along Highway 14 after a day of fishing. Their truck ran off the road and hit a tree.

"When you think about it, you never thought you would see your close family or friends in that situation," Challis said.

The boys were taken to the The MED in Memphis to be treated for their injuries.

The injuries ranged from a few scratches to broken bones and even brain bleeding for one of the boys.

"I know they will make it because they are strong and they are going to make it through with all the prayers and support they are getting," Challis said.

On Wednesday students from the high school gathered around the flag pole to pray for their friends.

"This is what is supposed to happen, everybody is supposed to come together and talk about it, pray about it," Braxton said.

Brown led his classmates in prayer that morning.

"Everyone felt like it was a weight lifted off their shoulders and knowing we don't have to worry," Braxton said. "We know it is in God's hands and he is going to work it out for them."

Rivercrest classmates also wore red Thursday in support of the three boys as they continue to heal from the wreck.

"They need prayers now and they really appreciate it," Challis said. "They would tell you that themselves if they could."

The three boys are still in the hospital and their classmates continue to visit them when they can.

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