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Updated: Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012, 9:26 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 29 Oct 2012, 6:18 PM EDT
PARKER CITY, Ind. (WISH) - A candlelight vigil was held Monday evening for the two teenagers who died in Farmland after their car collided with a train early Sunday morning .
Kris Kiser and Amber Morrow were killed after the car Kiser was driving failed to stop at a railroad crossing on Plum Street. Police are trying to figure out why Kiser failed to stop at the intersection. The impact with the train caused his Chevrolet Lumina to flip upside down.
Both Kiser and Morrow died at the scene.
“He’s going to be sorely missed. I don’t know what we are going to do without him. He was the love of our life. He was like a son. He was like a son to us,” said Kiser’s grandmother, Deb Kiser.
She says her grandson loved football, his family and his friends. Kris visited his grandparents every day to help his grandmother take care of her husband who suffers from multiple sclerosis.
“You couldn’t find a better kid. He’d do anything for anybody,” said the grandmother.
Teachers at Monroe Central Jr.-Sr. High School described Amber Morrow the same way.
“A huge heart. She was a cheerleader and very proud of her school, was always there to help anybody who ever needed her for any problem,” said teacher Renee Kear.
Extra grief counselors were sent to the high school on Monday to provide support for the students.
The candlelight vigil, held inside the school gym, was organized to help students and their parents with the grieving process.
“I think it will be good,” said teacher Holly Summers, ahead of the vigil. “I think it will be good for the kids to be here with parents and other adults. I think that’s what a lot of them needed today was some adult support and that’s good. That is what we will be able to offer.”
On Tuesday a special fundraiser will be held for the Kiser Family. A chili supper is set for 6-9 p.m. at the Parker City Diner. Proceeds will help cover funeral expenses. The family says any additionally money they receive will be given to the Morrow family.