The holiday period did not pass without tragedy here in the Wiregrass.
On Christmas Eve, a one vehicle accident killed an area teenager. It happened on State Highway 85, just within the jurisdiction of the Geneva Police Department.
The Alabama Highway Patrol says Kirstie Gale Hare was Northbound when she apparently lost control of her 1996 Acura. The vehicle overturned several times before resting along side the roadway. The 15-year old was thrown from the car and was found in a nearby grove of trees.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities say she was not wearing a seatbelt.
For Geneva Police Chief Frankie Lindsey, it’s another tragic situation.
Kirstie Hare had just received the vehicle as a Christmas gift from her family just hours before the fatal wreck.
She was a 10th-grader at Geneva High School.
Less than two months ago, her classmate was also killed in a one vehicle wreck.
On Halloween weekend, 15-year old Jessica Seay was killed along with her boyfriend, 17-year old Stacey Powell.
Their pickup truck ran off the roadway and through a house near Coffee Springs.
They were thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.
Geneva school administrators say it's a horrible thing when a school experiences the loss of life of a classmate. When school returns, grief counselors will be available to help the students cope with the loss.
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