I hate midnight phone calls!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by DammitJanet, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    My phone just rang and Cory was screaming crying in my ear that I had to come get Keyana! My heart dropped to my stomach as my mind raced in a split second as all possibilities ran through it as the word "why" uttered out of my mouth in a panic.

    "Clayton is dead! Clayton is dead!" was his reply. "He was walking across the road and someone hit him! Come get Keyana!" And he hung up on me.

    I woke Tony up in a dead run and we rushed over there. All I can say was we were met with horror. It was like something out of a crime show. Police and rescue vehicles were everywhere. More were showing up as we arrived. Kids in their late teens and early twenties that new this young man were milling around wailing and crying on everyone's shoulders. Cory was crying and saying it was all his fault because he let Clayton go out to walk. That he should have stopped him. Or gone with him.

    Keyana was wailing. Screaming Daddy, Daddy.

    Claytons body was laying in the street. Eventually the covered it up but you could still see his arms and legs and his brains and blood on the pavement.

    The car hit and ran but someone witnessed the accident so hopefully the police can find the car. If they dont find it in a short time, Im calling Nancy Grace!

    God I feel so bad for these kids, this boys family and this community. I know Cory will never get over this. He may have his faults but he really loves his friends. This will scar him forever.
  2. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Oh how HORRIBLE! I am so sorry Cory feels like it's somehow his fault :( I hope Keyana did not see any of it. Sending up prayers for Cory and for that poor boy's family...
  3. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I'm so sorry to hear this. It's just awful. How is Keyana coping?
  4. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    Sending healing thoughts out for you and all your family.
  5. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    I'm so sorry. How tragic. Sending supportive hugs for Cory and Keyana. I'm sure all the commotion was very scary for her.
  6. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    What a terrible thing. I'm so sorry, Janet. That's just awful.

  7. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    How tragic. {{{Hugs}}} for Cory's broken heart.
  8. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Janet, how old was Clayton - that Cory 'let' him go out and walk?

    I am sorry to hear about this tragedy. I hope Cory and Keyana are OK. HUGS!
  9. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    How traumatic- for both Cory and Keyana. They might have a hard time dealing with this for a while- keep an eye out. It doesn't mean it's Cory's fault just that if he's blaming himself, the effect on him is the same. And poor Keyana could have some nightmares.
  10. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    How horrible for him....so sorry.
  11. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I'm so sorry, I'm adding in some prayers, this is so tragic.
  12. maril

    maril New Member

    I can't imaging how horrible this must be for all. Sending wishes for strength and will keep you all in my prayers.
  13. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Oh Janet, how horrible! Sending hugs to you all.
  14. DaisyFace

    DaisyFace Love me...Love me not

    So sorry to hear about this...

    Keeping you all in my thoughts.

  15. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    I'm so sorry. How horrible it must've been for Cory and Keyana.
  16. house of cards

    house of cards New Member

    So sorry, I will pray for Clayton's family and friends and for Cory and Keyana.
  17. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Clayton was 19. It feels so horrible to type "was". He was spending the night with Cory because he lived two country roads over.

    Cory has taken on the roll of older brother to many of these kids. He tries to keep them on the right path. He was the one to tell this boy not to hit the girl and take a walk. That will always stay with him. I know he only meant walk around Cory's trailer though.

    The fault falls with the person who would hit a person in the road and keep on going. Where he was in the road was fairly well lit. There were street lights at that particular area because there is a store.

    I dont know when this boys parents were notified. They werent there when we were there. All I could think about was it could have been both Cory and Clayton if the two of them had gone together.
  18. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    That's exactly right! And I wouldn't be surprised if it was a drunk or high driver. I hope they catch the person.
  19. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I hope that Cory can be strong for Keyana. It's a terrible thing, but it does happen. He can't fall apart.
  20. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Janet -

    Please accept our families deepest sympathies at this difficult time. There really are never good, proper or right words to say during a tragedy like this, but please know that our family understands what you and yours is going through and will be keeping you in our hearts and prayers. Dude sends a huge hug to his bro - Cory.

    Love Star