SUV tragedy brings unspeakable grief

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Life is eternal and love is immortal; and death is only a horizon, and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.

Rossiter W. Raymond

A tragic traffic accident claimed the life of 15 year old Hannah Yeager Monday as she and five of her classmates from Chelsea High School traveled on Mountain Crest Road in Chelsea.

Yeager was in her freshman year at Chelsea High School.

According to officials, the accident occurred as the SUV the students were traveling in collided with a train between Highway 11 and Old Highway 280; the site of the accident is not too terribly far from Chelsea High School.

The Alabama State Troopers are investigating the accident and will hopefully soon have answers as to how this tragic accident occurred; answers to why such a tragedy befell these students and their families will be much harder to find.

Members of the Chelsea community, counselors, local churches and the Shelby County School System have reached out to grieving students and families.

Their words and help in the coming days will be invaluable to these students and their families.

Just as members of our community always do, people are reaching out to these families offering help and a shoulder to cry on.

No words can describe the hurt the Yeager family must be experiencing nor can words capture how much the prayer and love of those that care for the family mean at this time.

It takes time to heal from such unspeakable grief. And it takes help from others.

Our prayers are with the Yeager family and with the injured students and their families.

Unto God, the Lord belong the issues of death.

Psalm 68:2