With just six weeks until graduation, the horrific crash took the lives two teens and injured three others in Kingman has left the community heartbroken.
The Kingman Unified School District identified the names of their students involved in the crash that occurred on April 13, just south of I-40 on the east side of town, on social media.
Two girls, 17-year-old Tatum Meins and 15-year-old Sherene Walema, died in the crash. Brady Shuffler, Reilley Feil, and Cannon Cobanovich were taken to the hospital in Las Vegas with injuries.
Kingman Police report their 4-door Dodge Sedan started sliding sideways when it hit two electric poles. The car then rolled several times before stopping on its roof. Police believe speed was a factor. All four passengers were ejected from the car during the crash, with the driver trapped inside.
“These five lives have touched many, many lives of the people in Kingman,” Jennifer Hannan said, principal of Lee Williams High School.
The school will be offering students returning to class the opportunity to speak with grief counselors.
The community of Kingman is mourning, but has come together, supporting the students with love during this time of mourning. Local businesses have held fundraisers to help the families.
The community of Kingman is grief-stricken and are leaning on each other during this dark time. On April 17, everyone wore the school colors of red and black to show their support.
A GoFundMe account has been created to help raise funds for those involved in the crash.
The school’s prom date has been pushed back, and the student counsel announced they will donate all the ticket sales profit to the victims’ families.