Liberty University Community Mourning the Deaths of Two Students Killed In Car Crash

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The Liberty Christian Academy community is mourning the deaths of two teens killed in a car crash Friday night.

Stacia Anderson, 17, and passenger Breanna Boyd, 17, were killed after Anderson's car went off Mayflower Drive and struck a concrete pole, police said.

John Patterson, superintentent of Liberty Christian Academy, said Anderson hoped to attend Liberty University, possibly pursuing a health-related career, and Boyd aspired to join the arts.

"Always a smile on their faces, always laughing. They just brought a lot of life to our school. They're just unique, special kids, dear, dear to our entire community," Patterson said.

Patterson said a Monday morning assembly is planned for all seniors to explain what happened. Grief counselors will also be on campus Monday.

Patterson said he spent time with both families and they are relying on their faith in this hard time.

"Quite frankly I don't know how people do it without faith. I don't know what else you turn to in moments like this," he said.

Anderson's father, the Rev. Keith Anderson, represents District 2 on the Lynchburg School Board.

Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. said Anderson is in charge of the office of student conduct at LU. 

Falwell said he learned of the tragedy after receiving a call at 3 a.m. Saturday, referring to the tragedy as a "nightmare."

"I've just been sick about it all day," Falwell said. "Our hearts go out to the Andersons and the Boyds and we're praying for them. As a father, I can't think of anything worse."

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SOURCE: Lynchburg News and Advance
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