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Southern Kentucky community helping a family deal with unexpected loss of teenager

(WKYT)
Published: Jun. 14, 2018 at 5:25 PM EDT
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Tonight, a southern Kentucky community is saying goodbye to a teenager killed in a car crash Monday morning. Visitation services are underway tonight for Madison Hannah.

The 17-year-old was killed when her car ran off a Pulaski County roadway. Now her community is rallying around her family.

DJ Coomer lost his cousin, but says his community lost a young person with a bright future. They say she had a personality that was contagious.

“She was just my sweet Maddie. Everybody knew her that way,” Coomer said. “You could never be in a bad mood around her. Always had that smile that just glows.”

Something this unexpected and tragic also brings a tremendous financial burden. Cumberland Security Bank in Somerset is taking donations to fill the “Madison Hannah Memorial Fund”.

“We have had tons of people just reach out with their generosity, bringing food, bringing gifts, providing money,” Coomer said.

Hannah had just finished her junior year at Pulaski County High School, and her family says she was active on her school’s softball team. She was killed just days after the team ended their season.

“The thing that providers us comfort and peace is knowing that Madison is happy. She is living her best life now. We all know one day we will get to rejoice with her,” Coomer said.

Visitation services began at 5 p.m. Thursday. Hannah’s funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, at the Southern Oaks Funeral home.