Teenage Sisters in Fatal Wreck

Tuesday, June 3rd 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

A Purcell couple is praying for a daughter who's clinging to life this morning, and mourning the loss of another daughter.

19 year old Alicia Layne and 15-year old Laura Layne were returning from a prayer rally for the upcoming Billy Graham visit to Oklahoma City. Authorities say Alicia drove across a median and hit a van head on. Another car then hit hers.

Alicia Layne died in the crash. Laura Layne is hospitalized, and fighting for her life.

Their parents say both teens were dedicated to serving God and Alicia died trying to spread his message.

Dawn Layne, Mother: "I don't want her memory to be in vain, I don't want her life to not mean anything because she was all about making a difference in somebody's life. And it's my destiny to make sure that gets out."

The family wants teens in Oklahoma to learn from this tragedy. They're encouraging young people to lead meaningful and productive lives.