Updated 8 months ago
Two Estill County women died Friday when the car they were riding in slammed into a tree. On Saturday, their lives were honored with a candlelight vigil.
The oldest son of Nancy Moore attended the vigil, and placed flowers at the place where his mother died. The 45-year-old mother of three died Friday morning in the backseat of a car. 29-year-old Laura Jones was also in the backseat of the car and also died in the crash.
"I don't know if we're in shock or what it is. I just know Nancy and Laura they're going to be greatly missed. They just loved life to the fullest," says Wanda Thacker, the sister of Moore and Aunt of Jones. "We were one close family, always there for one another," she says.
The candlelight vigil was held Saturday starting at 6:00 at the crash site, but throughout the day family and friends stopped by to share memories and place flowers.
"She was one of the funniest people you could ever meet in your life," remembers Shonna Stone, a life-long friend of Laura Jones. "It's just hard. I can't believe she was gone. I talked to her Thursday and Friday and I get the call she had this wreck."
The man behind the wheel during the crash, Darrell Spicer Junior, suffered a broken leg. He tells LEX-18 off camera he doesn't think he could have been going any faster than 45-miles-per-hour. A witness of the crash also says the same thing.
Spicer and his father, who was also in the car at the time, were both released from UK Hospital Saturday night.
To make a donation to help pay for funeral costs, contact the Warren F. Toller Funeral Home in Estill County at 606-723-2183.