Local community mourns after 3 teens die in 72 hours

By  | 

HAMILTON, Texas (KWTX) The Central Texas town of Hamilton is still grieving after three teenagers died two weeks ago.

Officials said Felicity Kidd and Patricia Tubbs died Feb. 18 in a car accident coming home on Highway 36.

Just two days later fellow classmate Blain Bankston took his own life.

All three were sophomores at Hamilton High School.

“It’s been a nightmare. I have been waiting up for even though her ashes are over there. I can’t believe my baby girl is gone,” Felicity's mother, Jennifer Kidd, said.

Kidd still has a difficult time remembering the night she received the call that her daughter had died.

“I can’t even tell you a word that he said. It’s still hard to believe,” she says.

Although the tragedy has been hard to handle, Kidd has been very thankful for the community support.

"Everyone from my work to town hall to the schools everyone has been super, it won’t bring her back. It won’t bring her back,” says Kidd.

Blain and Patricia's pastor Raphael Sneed said the tragedy has brought the town closer together.

"Banning together in the community is important and not just some kind of hoopla type of deal, the purpose is these kids need Jesus,” Sneed said.

Kidd wants every parent to stay in contact with their child because you never know when it could be your last conversation.

“Be able to talk to your children you have to know what they are doing. I know it’s not easy but you got to be a good parent. I want people to remember my daughter. And if that saves one life, one life it would be worth it,” she said.

If you or anyone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is available 24-hours a day at 1-800-273-8255.