Tishomingo High School Students Memory Wilson and Gracie Machado Die in Car Crash
Oklahoma was left in mourning following a fatal car accident that claimed the lives of six high school students driving a four-seat car when it hit a semi-truck, killing all six teens; these included Gracie Machado, Brooklyn Triplett Austin Holt Madison Robertson Addison Gratz and Memory Wilson who attended Tishomingo High School between 15-17 years of age. Their vehicle’s driver was identified as 51 year-old rock hauler Valendon Burton from Burneyville Oklahoma who hit their car head-on before they died instantly.
On Tuesday afternoon while out for their lunch break on a rural highway in Maryland, six teenage girls in a car driven by Valendon Burton, hauling rocks, were struck by a semi-truck driven by Valendon Burton that failed to stop at an intersection and hit them head-on, according to KFOR-TV reports. Six teenagers inside and two others nearby perished due to this fatal collision.
Their obituaries reveal that these teens were close, fond of spending time together and very engaged with both school and community activities. Among other talents, these girls loved music, art and nature; music being particularly influential on them all as was nature itself. A close-knit group who wanted to make an impactful statement – caring about others while sharing in each others’ talents; each victim’s obituary details their personality traits, achievements and accomplishments in depth.
Friends and loved ones of the teens have been attending vigils to remember them this week, with a memorial service scheduled for Friday evening on their football field at school. Anyone is encouraged to attend.
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