Hallettsville Teen Remembered

By: Trey Meynig


Updated: 3/19/2014 11:15 pm

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A few well placed momentos near an obviously cleared crash site are all that remain following the wreck that took the life of a Hallettsville teen. Sixteen year old Kayleigh Foster was killed as the truck she was riding in rolled over and caught on fire along County Road 198 just north of Hallettsville Tuesday night.

Emily Bertran, fellow classmate and close friend, smiles when she thinks about Kayleigh.

"She was a really good friend," said Bertran.

Kayleigh seemed to inspire everyone she came in contact with, especially those at Hallettsville High School.

"Just an amazing young lady, very friendly, had positive things to say to everyone," said Hallettsville High School Principal darrin Birkham.

As a junior, Foster was involved in both the schools theatre and art programs. School officials said she will be best remembered for her top spirit and top grades.

"She was a very good student, she was very intelligent, very smart..if you wanted to cheat off of anybody it would be her," said Bertran."She took a piece of everybodys heart when she left," said Bertran.

Bertran and Principal Bickham joined about 400 others Wednesday morning around the schools flag poles, in a moment of rememberence and prayer for Foster and her family, as well as the four other Hallettsville High students involved in the wreck. 

As this small community begins the healing process, those who knew Foster said there will always be something missing.

"She took a piece of everyones heart when she left," said Bertran.

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