Funerals Set For Two Teens Killed On Family Vacation

Two Lenoir County teenagers who were killed Tuesday in a Georgia car accident will be laid to rest Saturday.

Taylor and Kaitlyn Humphrey were killed in the single vehicle crash, while their father, mother and younger sister were injured.

Services for the two teens will be held Saturday at Munn Gymnasium at South Lenoir High School at 12:00 noon. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The two will be laid to rest at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Kinston.

Taylor Humphrey, who was 18 years old, had just graduated from South Lenoir, while 16-year-old Kaitlyn also attended the high school.

The family was on their way to a reunion when troopers say a tire blew on their vehicle on I-95 just north of the Florida state line.


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A family vacation turned tragic Tuesday when a car accident killed two Lenoir County teens and sent the rest of the family to nearby hospitals.

Authorities with the Georgia State Patrol say the Humphrey Family of Deep Run was involved in the accident around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The family pastor confirms for WITN that 18-year-old Taylor Humphrey and 16-year-old Kaitlyn Humphrey were killed. They were the children of Wayland Humphrey, who is Lenoir County's GIS Coordinator, and his wife, Beverly.

The Humphrey's 12-year-old daughter, Carly, suffered injuries severe enough to warrant a helicopter transporting her to Shands Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida.

Wayland Humphrey was also transported to Shands Medical Center, but by ambulance. Beverly Humphrey was taken to Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.

The Georgia State Patrol says Wayland Humphrey was driving when a rear tire blew, and he lost control. The SUV flipped over, ran into a ditch and then hit a tree.

Pastor Ronnie Davis of Rivermont Baptist Church tells WITN that the family was on their way to Florida for a family reunion.

He says Kaitlyn just returned from a church mission trip to Philadelphia Saturday night. Davis said the girl was quite and shy, but very respectful and loving.

The pastor says Taylor Humphrey had just graduated South Lenoir High School and planned to enroll in Lenoir Community College this fall. He said Taylor played football in high school and was very respectful.

Davis says the father, mother and daughter have since been released from hospitals and are staying with relatives in Jacksonville, Florida.

A memorial page has been set up on Facebook for Taylor and Kaitlyn Humphrey.


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