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Reno County holds vigil for Jones family after fatal car accident

Hundreds of pals, learners, staff members and group members came alongside one another in Nickerson for a candlelight vigil for the Jones spouse and children on Sunday night, hoping to bolster a household in need in the wake of tragedy.

The celebration took position on the newly completed Nickerson-blue observe, honoring Trey Jones, Nickerson Superior School’s monitor mentor. 

At midnight Sunday, Trey Jones’ very important organs have been to be harvested just after a ceremony at the University of Louisville Clinic, Rick Blosser, the principal of Nickerson Substantial Faculty, instructed the crowd.

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Nickerson High School graduate Alexis Allen is illuminated by her candlelight during a vigil for the Jones family Sunday night,  July 10, 2022, at the high school track.

What took place?

The loved ones was in Louisville, Kentucky, wherever Ava, a senior from Nickerson Significant College, was enjoying in the “Run 4 Roses” girls basketball match at the Kentucky Exposition Centre. 4 spouse and children members — Trey Jones his wife, Amy Jones their daughter Ava, 17 and son Creek — have been on the sidewalk waiting to cross the road when, according to a police report, an impaired driver strike them.

Blosser said he believes Trey Jones assisted to help save his spouse and children.

“He was a hero,” Blosser reported of Trey Jones. 

The 4 spouse and children members ended up in the healthcare facility. Creek was introduced, but Ava and Amy stay hospitalized.

Wiggling toes

Blosser advised the hundreds of people collected at the Nickerson observe that Ava was now wiggling her toes, and both mom and daughter have moved from critical to stable condition. 

“The loved ones will return residence and commence piecing their life jointly,” Blosser claimed. “They will require all of our assist.”

People hold their candles on the Nickerson High School football field Sunday evening, July 10, 2022, during a candlelight vigil held for the Jones family.

‘Shine a light-weight for Trey’

Blosser informed the crowd the observe, which was done this spring, was Trey Jones’ next household.

“He designed this facility,” he said.

Attendees were being offered white candles to gentle as they created their way to the middle of the monitor.

“Glow a gentle for Trey, and shine a mild for his spouse and children,” Blosser reported. 

Soon after Blosser spoke, Nikki Barton, who functions at the university library, questioned that people try to remember Trey Jones by equally placing a hand to their coronary heart and crafting a little something on paper and then throwing the papers into two fires. She explained to those gathered on the field that as the papers burned, the feelings were launched “to God, to the universe or no matter what you believe that in.”