Large vigil held for NC teen injured in crash


Hundreds of students hold a vigil at Panther Creek High School. (WTVD-TV)

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CARY, N.C. — There was a huge outpouring of support Friday night for a 15-year-old North Carolina student badly hurt in a crash on her way to school.

WTVD-TV reported that a prayer circle was held for Laura Yost just after the Panther Creek High School football game Friday.

“It was truly a moving moment, the stands were quiet after our win during the prayer,” said Kathy Sears.

Hundreds of students also held a vigil Wednesday morning at the flagpole at Panther Creek. Students from other schools held vigils at their own schools and sent support using the Twitter hashtag #PrayForLauraYost.

Yost was a passenger along with her 16-year-old brother Ryan in a SUV driven by 16-year-old Spencer Saunders Tuesday morning when it turned into the path of an oncoming dump truck.

Saunders and Ryan Yost were not seriously hurt, but Laura was in critical condition at Duke Hospital.

Read full story: WTVD-TV

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