Jaxon Smith’s physical scars healed. Emotional wounds that take some time
HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind .– Jaxon Smith’s physical scar is obvious but heals. Emotional wounds that take some time
A Hamilton Heights high school senior is on his way to prom when the car he and three friends ride are involved in an accident in Hamilton County.
“I remember a little accident, I remember some of the events,” Smith said. “I can̵7;t remember the sequence that led to the mistake. I don’t remember having taken a photo for prom before. “
The sheriff’s department said officers were informed of two car crashes at 281st Street and Lacy Road at 5:15 p.m. Saturday.
The group was on their way to a prom in Kokomo when they were struck by two SUVs in a nearby yard.
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The crash killed two teenagers in the car, Lendon Byram and Kalen Hart.Smith and his girlfriend both survived the accident. He said he was processing how he made it out.
“This is what God,” Smith said. “I shouldn’t walk today. I shouldn’t talk to you now, but I am. God has a plan for me. I still don’t know what it is. “
Smith said he was sad but not angry.He wanted to share the stories of two of his friends who were lost and figured out ways to make his life better.
“They are just good people and they don’t deserve what happened,” Smith said. “Today I am very lucky to sit here and I will never forget about it. This will stay with me until the day I die. ”