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Family of student killed in Clay County crash leaves heartfelt letter

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Eleven good friends, out for a late night ride.  The truck they were in crashes, leaving ten injured and one dead.

Kara Conley passed away after the wreck early Wednesday morning in Walback that injured those Clay High School students, leaving behind a family and countless friends who loved her dearly.


In Bomont, like many small towns in our region, everyone seems to know everyone.  That's where Kara lived, with her sister.  The community is now mourning the loss of that young woman they say left them too soon. 

Her sister wrote this note about Kara and left it for me on her front porch: 

"Kara was beautiful inside and out.  She never judged other people and loved you for whoever you were.  She was never what people expected her to be.  A true class clown and goofball.  She was a special person and anyone who met her knew that they had met a unique being.  She loved her friends, including the ones who she suffered this fate with.  We know she's with them, and so are our prayers.  We blame no one, but hope a valuable lesson has been learned from this experience.  Words can't describe how our hearts ache for this loss.  She was an incredible daughter, sister, aunt and friend.  Our lives are forever changed.

The family said Kara will be buried in Morehead, Kentucky alongside her other family members.

They said a vigil is being planned for Kara this weekend.