Services scheduled for Central Texas teens killed in crash

Kyle Tennison and Ethan Sandell. (Funeral home photo/Facebook photo)
Kyle Tennison and Ethan Sandell. (Funeral home photo/Facebook photo)(KWTX)
Published: Apr. 28, 2019 at 3:22 PM CDT
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Funeral services have been scheduled for two Gatesville teenagers who died in a one-vehicle crash that left another teen seriously injured.

Kyle Tennison and Ethan Sandell, both 16, died after the driver of the 2003 Chevrolet pickup in which they were riding lost control of the truck, which left the roadway and crashed into a tree shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday on Cedar Ridge Road approximately one-half mile north of Old Osage Road outside of Gatesville.

The two were sophomores at Gatesville High School.

Sandell’s service is at 3 p.m. Thursday at Coryell Community Church at 115 North Levita Rd. in Gatesville.

Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Scott’s Funeral Home at 2425 East Main St. in Gatesville.

Tennison’s service is at 10 a.m. Saturday at Coryell Community Church with burial following at Walker Cemetery at Fort Hood

Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Scott’s Funeral Home.

Tennison’s father said Monday he lost his best friend.

"We are so torn up, part of us has just been ripped in two," Tennison’s father, Jimmy, said Monday.

The Department of Public Safety is investigating the deadly crash, but Tennison said Monday alcohol was found in the wreckage of the truck.

"The initial investigation is that they found alcohol so we know there's alcohol was involved and we know that three 16 year olds didn't walk in and buy it, I know that."

“It did not have to happen and all I can do is let the investigation take its place and let the authorities do their job and we will get justice,” he said.

Two hundred people showed up on the Gatesville Hornets Stadium Sunday night to remember the two teenagers.

"I've got to go back to work. I drive a truck and I've got to deal with being alone with my own thoughts and all that and deal with it, it's going to be hard,” he said.