Ashlynn Barnes 16, student-athlete killed in crash, Lamar Schools mourn
Ashlynn Barnes Death – After a student was killed in a car crash on Tuesday evening, Lamar Schools made the decision to cancel all remaining sporting events for the rest of the week. The accident report states that Ashlynn Barnes, who was 16 years old at the time of the incident, was driving her car westbound on State Highway 164 on January 17 shortly before 9 p.m. when she lost control of the vehicle and was thrown out of it.
Ashlynn was transferred to a hospital in the area, but she could not recover from her injuries and passed away there. “Please keep the Barnes family in your prayers,” Lamar Athletics added in their Facebook post.” Brett Sampley, the director of athletics at Lamar, expressed his team’s deep sorrow at the news of Ashlynn’s demise. “We are heartbroken from the loss of Ashlynn. She played a major part in so many coaches’ and players’ lives, she was warm hearted, and a great kid who left us too soon,” Sampley said.
Ashlynn was a member of the bowling team, in addition to participating in basketball and track & field. She also won the high jump competition at the district track meet, and she placed third in the high jump competition at the state meet. Sampley claims that she was a genuine competitor who cherished the opportunity to compete. On Wednesday evening, between the hours of 6 and 8 o’clock, a prayer vigil will be held in the parking lot of what was formerly the Clarksville Cinema by Link Church.
Related topic: Livingstone College student athlete killed in crash that injured off-duty deputy Cumberland County
The driver died in a collision in Cumberland County has been identified by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. According to the police, Virginian Eric Henderson was driving west on US 13 when his car crossed the center line and collided with a deputy’s car that was not in the line of duty. He was declared dead at the spot, according to the troopers. On Monday night, about 7 p.m., a deadly collision occurred on U.S. 13 in Cumberland County.
According to a statement from the president of Livingstone College, Henderson was an honors student and student-athlete there. Henderson was identified in the statement as the men’s basketball team’s small forward. Henderson was the ideal student-athlete, according to his head coach James Stinson, constantly looking out for his teammates. “He wanted to be at Livingstone College. He took pride in being a Blue Bear,” said Stinson. “He was willing to sacrifice to make sure everyone else was OK.”
The college’s thoughts are now with Henderson’s family and friends, according to Livingstone’s president. “Our thoughts of comfort and peace during this difficult time is extended to Eric’s family, friends, teammates and college family,” said Livingstone President Dr. Anthony J. Davis. The off-duty deputy was rushed to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to the troopers.
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