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Community comes together after loss of two Twin Lakes high schoolers in a fatal crash

Pastor Brian Beeks of Monticello United Methodists church held three vigils this weekend for grieving community members after a car crash in Cass County killed both Faith Elise Dold and Anahi Garcia.

Posted: Dec 24, 2018 6:48 PM
Updated: Dec 26, 2018 6:20 AM

MONTICELLO, Ind. (WLFI) — The White County community mourns together after losing two Twin Lakes high schoolers in a fatal crash.

Pastor Brian Beeks of Monticello United Methodists Church held three vigils this weekend for the grieving community.

A car crash in Cass County Friday killed 17-year-old's Faith Elise Dold and Anahi Garcia.

Beeks said right now the focus is learning to move forward.

“There's no easy procedure," said Beeks. "How do you walk through something like this?"

Erin Ellis is a member of the church and a close family friend with the girls. She said they were both really special to her.

“These two girls smiled with their entire faces like everything lit up when they walked into a room,” said Ellis.

“Elise was just, she was creative," said Ellis. "She loved to draw and do anything like creative. There was no halfway with Anahi. She was like I'm gonna perform to my fullest, I'm gonna make people feel what I'm doing."

As students grieve the loss of their friends. Twin Lakes Superintendent Michael Galvin said the school is preparing for students arrival back.

“We're gonna put together a plan for that Monday back." said Galvin. "We definitely want to make sure that we have enough staff to help."

Over winter break Galvin said students are more than welcome to reach out to teachers and the church if they need someone to talk to.

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