UPDATE: Vigil Planned For Midland Students Killed in Crash

Thursday morning the student body president at Cabell Midland HS read a statement on the mood of the students and staff following the accident that killed three students on Tuesday.

The crash involved a car and a Cabell County school bus happened on McComas Road outside Barboursville in Cabell County.

State Police and sheriff's deputies say two of the students in the car were dead at the scene; the third student was taken to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

State Police have released all three names. They are 18-year old David Allen Adkins, the driver of the car.

Also killed: his brother, 16-year old Christopher Shawn Adkins. The third victim is 17-year old Robert Sinclair.

A memorial service was held Wednesday night. The community sponsored memorial service was held at Fellowship Baptist church on Route 60 starting at 7PM.

The school is planning to hold a candle light vigil on in the school's courtyard on December 16 @ 7pm.

Troopers say none of the victims were wearing seat belts.The students were on the way to school when the crash happened.

State Police say the driver crossed left of center, jerked back to the right, dropped off on the right side of the road, lost control, then went back across the center line and crashed into the bus head-on.

The bus was headed to Cabell Midland High School and Barboursville Middle School.

Several of the students on the bus received very minor bumps and bruises.

The accident happened about 6:45 AM.

Jedd Flowers, the spokesperson for Cabell County Schools says some 10 counselors are at the school.

All after-school activities at Cabell Midland High School were canceled for Tuesday evening.


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