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Enterprise community in need of prayers

The Enterprise community will need your prayers after a senior was killed in a car accident heading to school early Tuesday.

Dakota Wyland, 17, was on his way to school when his vehicle ran off the road and struck a tree. Seniors were meeting early at the school for a class trip to Baton Rouge, and were scheduled to leave at 6:30 a.m., Lincoln County School District Superintendent Mickey Myers said.

Counselors and pastors are on hand at the school to meet with students this week. Wyland’s teachers and classmates will need the support of the entire Lincoln County community in the days to come. His family will as well.

It’s impossible to understand the “why” in these types of situations. And while we recognize that God is in control, we also realize that the enormous pain that comes with the death of a young person won’t be easily healed.

His family and friends will now have to navigate life without Wyland, and they will need your prayers to do that.

Lincoln County is unfortunately too familiar with tragedies like these. The community has always rallied around friends and family members during trying times, and we know it will again.

Though it’s far from Lincoln County, a family in the rural Mississippi community of Chunky also needs your prayers.

A pickup truck slammed into a small utility trailer carrying 10 Halloween revelers, killing a mother and her two daughters, authorities said Tuesday.

The children were dressed up in costumes for Halloween. Pieces of still-wrapped Lifesaver Gummies, MilkyWay and Kit Kat chocolate bars and Starburst candies could be seen scattered by the roadside at the crash site Tuesday, the Associated Press reported.

Killed were Kristina Shaver, 33, and her daughters, Baylie, 8, and Brooke, 2.