A car accident in southwest Lubbock claimed the life of 15-year-old Skylar Futrell early Sunday morning. One grieving friend tells NewsChannel 11's Ann Wyatt Little what it was like hearing the sad news.
He didn't want to believe it. "I was fixing to eat lunch and I got a text from one of my friends asking me if it was true. I just started calling around to see who knew," says Hunter Christian.
Christian is a freshman at Coronado High School and good friends with Skylar Futrell. "I think it's going to be tough for a lot of people," he says. With school out for the holiday break Christian says word spread about the accident via MySpace and text messages.
Christian believes that his friends were just being teenagers trying to have fun. He says he knows that teenagers can make mistakes.
LISD Director of Guidance and Counseling Larry Hess says they'll be ready to help students cope with their loss when school doors open Monday. "They will have processed the shock, but will probably be grieving. They will have those firsts - the first time they go to third period and their friend is not there," says Hess.
Christian says school just won't be the same without Skylar. "She was just always there for anybody that needed her and she was just amazing. She loved photography and just taking pictures with her friends and hanging out," says Christian of his friend.
Funeral arrangements are pending. Police are still investigating this accident.
Lubbock Teen Dies in Crash
One of three deadly accidents over the weekend happened on 114th and Slide. The accident claimed the life of a 15-year-old student at Coronado High School. NewsChannel 11's Ann Wyatt Little has more.