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Community Mourns Loss Of Maury County Teen

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by Janet Kim

COLUMBIA, Tenn. - A community is mourning the death of a 15-year old boy, who died in a horrific crash Tuesday night. The two other teens in the car survived, but their road to recovery might be a long one.

To understand pain is to look at the face of 17-year old Devin Meksayo.

"It sucks that I lost one of my best friends that I've known for a while," said Meksayo. "It feels like it's not even real life. It feels like just a dream and I wish it was just a dream."

Tuesday night, Devin lost control of his car on Mt. Olivet Road. He crossed into the other lane and crashed into a truck. His passenger, 15-year old Kane Ragsdale, died on the scene. He reportedly wasn't wearing his seatbelt and Tennessee Highway Patrol said it could have made the difference.

Passenger 17-year old Dillon Borrego and Devin survived, but they know they're lucky.

"I didn't think I would ever get into a wreck. I never thought it would happen, and I always drove careful and I always drove safe, but it can happen to anybody," said Meksayo.

Devin's cuts and bruises will heal, but the wounds on his heart are another story.

"I'm not going to be driving for a while, because I don't want to drive for a while," said Meksayo. "It scared me. It really hurts me that I lost somebody over it. It feels like it's all my fault. "

As of right now, no word on any formal services for Kane Ragsdale. Students at Spring Hill High School, where Ragsdale attended school, had an impromptu vigil Wednesday morning. Extra grief counselors were also on hand at the school.

As for the investigation, Tennessee Highway Patrol said speed appears to be a factor but charges are pending. The driver of the truck, 28-year old Lance Adams, was taken to a local hospital, and is expected to be okay.

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