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Community raises money for teens injured in Anderson County crash

Posted at 5:47 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 04:37:37-04

ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)  — People in Anderson County are working together to help ease the financial burden on the families affected by a crash last month.

"They're part of our community. They become part of the Walmart family. Maggie is a part of the Walmart family, and we want to support them in any way possible," Walmart employee Nora Coats told LEX 18's Mike Valente.

Maggie Hatton, a cashier at that Walmart, hasn't been to work since she was hurt in a crash. She was in a car with her friends Dalton Davis and Jill Hurst when police say a driver fleeing from officers crashed into the vehicle they were in.

Hurst, who was 18-years-old, died from her injuries days after the crash.

Hurst's mother, Christy Jane, made it a point to show up at the fundraiser Thursday.

"We keep in touch with Maggie and Dalton on a daily basis. They're struggling too, they're victims, just like Jill. They're survivors, but they're still victims of what happened," said Christy.

Christy Jane wore a shirt to the fundraiser that said "Jill Shared Life." Jill Hurst gave the gift of life through the donations of her organs, and Christy Jane said she could not be prouder of her daughter, and their community that has pulled together in this tough time.