Friends decorate town red in honor of teen killed in car crash

With each step through town and every ribbon cut and tied, Hallie Deaton is on the minds of her best friends, Madison DeLong and Mykayla Jump.”She was like a sister to me. I’ve known her for so long. She was a part of my family, and I was a part of her family,” Madison said. Mykayla said, “We hung out like almost every day. Hallie was a very funny, loving person.”Like most 15-year-old girls, their time together was spent dancing, blaring music and creating Tik Tok videos. Even in the school bathroom, being silly together is what they enjoyed.”We loved going out to eat together and taking a photoshoot in the sunflower field because she really liked sunflowers,” Mykayla said. Hallie also loved the color red, the reasons the girls were tying red ribbons around Trenton.Jennifer Jump said Hallie was like a daughter to her.”She’s such an amazing girl. She’ll make you laugh when you’re crying. Always put a smile on your face. So silly. I have so many memories of her that I’ll cherish forever,” Jump said. One of her favorite memories was when Hallie and Mykayla went to school dressed up as “Netflix and chill” for Halloween, only to be sent to the principal’s office unaware of its alternative meaning.”I don’t think it’s fair for her to be gone so soon,” Madison said. Hallie was killed Tuesday in a car crash. She was a passenger in a car with friends when the car collided with a truck heading in the opposite direction on State Route 73.As her loved ones decorated the town in red Thursday, they’re asking others to remember how Hallie lived her life and not how she died.”And make sure you tell your friends you love them no matter what time it is because you never know how soon anything could happen,” Mykayla said.

With each step through town and every ribbon cut and tied, Hallie Deaton is on the minds of her best friends, Madison DeLong and Mykayla Jump.

“She was like a sister to me. I’ve known her for so long. She was a part of my family, and I was a part of her family,” Madison said.

Mykayla said, “We hung out like almost every day. Hallie was a very funny, loving person.”

Like most 15-year-old girls, their time together was spent dancing, blaring music and creating Tik Tok videos. Even in the school bathroom, being silly together is what they enjoyed.

“We loved going out to eat together and taking a photoshoot in the sunflower field because she really liked sunflowers,” Mykayla said.

Hallie also loved the color red, the reasons the girls were tying red ribbons around Trenton.

Jennifer Jump said Hallie was like a daughter to her.

“She’s such an amazing girl. She’ll make you laugh when you’re crying. Always put a smile on your face. So silly. I have so many memories of her that I’ll cherish forever,” Jump said.

One of her favorite memories was when Hallie and Mykayla went to school dressed up as “Netflix and chill” for Halloween, only to be sent to the principal’s office unaware of its alternative meaning.

“I don’t think it’s fair for her to be gone so soon,” Madison said.

Hallie was killed Tuesday in a car crash. She was a passenger in a car with friends when the car collided with a truck heading in the opposite direction on State Route 73.

As her loved ones decorated the town in red Thursday, they’re asking others to remember how Hallie lived her life and not how she died.

“And make sure you tell your friends you love them no matter what time it is because you never know how soon anything could happen,” Mykayla said.

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