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Celtics Star Isaiah Thomas Loses Little Sister In Car Crash

(SL) – According to a release from the Washington State Patrol, 22-year-old Chyna Thomas was heading southbound on I-5 just north of 288th when her 1998 Toyota Camry went off the road to the left jersey barrier. The car landed on the barrier hitting a pole. She was not wearing her seatbelt and was pronounced dead on the scene.

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Troopers say even if she had been wearing a safety belt, they can’t say for sure if it would have saved her life.

“But without the seatbelt, you just don’t have a chance,” Sgt. Tina Martin said.

The fatal accident is still under investigation, but Washington State Patrol says the sister of NBA star Isaiah Thomas may have fallen asleep behind the wheel.

“This was just a casual drift off to the left until something stopped that vehicle. No braking – nothing to show she tried to stop her vehicle before impact,” Martin said, explaining witnesses told WSP they saw Thomas driving normally up until the crash.

A toxicology report is still due from the medical examiner; however, WSP says they found no drugs or alcohol at the scene.

 

Thomas was a graduate of the Tacoma School of the Arts, according to Tacoma Public Schools.

Friends of hers preferred not going on camera but said she was “awesome and had a great personality.”

Her older brother, Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas played against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday. Tears streaming down his face  he wrote a tribute to his little sis on his shoes….“Chyna,” “4-15-17,” and “I love you.”

Isaiah Thomas’ teammate and good friend Avery Bradley, told reporters in Boston on Monday the game took a toll emotionally. Many questioned why Thomas would play after the tragedy. Bradley touched on that with his statement.17904488_1514189688604752_2047676666071522248_n“It was draining. You know, I said it last night. We just were playing for each other. We know it’s tough times right now,” Bradley said. “It’s just a sanctuary being on the basketball court. For us to make him feel happy and make him feel like we have his back, as brothers that’s what you’re supposed to do.”

Thomas scored 33 points with his angel on his shoulders. No funeral date has been set yet.

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A Mother’s Heartache: Prayers For Mom Mourning The Loss Of One Son While Trying To Stay Strong For Another Still Critical After They Were Hit By A Car While Riding A Dirt Bike

(SL) – It’s as if you can feel her pain through her words. A mother of three in Beckley, Wva is mourning the death of middle son while trying to stay strong  for her youngest and balanced for her oldest.

And what has happened, no mother should ever have to go through.  According to her FB page, this heartbreaking reality for Shannon Wilson started  with a phone call while she was in church. It was then that one can assume she was notified that something horrible had occurred.

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10-year-old Steven (Left) and 8-year-old Anthony ‘Ant’ were students at Stratton Elementary School

Growing up in Beckley, the country roads and quiet communities are a welcomed haven to well….. country life. Four wheeling down the mountain, scooter ride around the park, walks around the neighborhood or a cruise around the block. So the thought of two young boys riding a dirt bike isn’t out of the norm. But Sunday, December 11th  would be anything but that.

unnamed-17It’s incredibly sad. Looking at her posts, she’s a hardworking,  good mom who spoils her kids and does anything she can for them as shown through a cute post about her oldest son Ke’ron, who doesn’t eat the school’s lunch so she would take him Captain D’s on his break.

Or the last minute birthday party she pulled off for Anthony just a week before this tragedy would take place.

Life is unpredictable. Each day is different but when something of this magnitude happens, it truly rocks you to the core. Seeing the sacrifices this woman was making to ensure her kids kept those beautiful smiles on their faces, it’s clear she’s their hero and it hurts to imagine what she must feel.

One day she’s pulling an all-nighter to make sure her youngest has the birthday party of his dreams and 8 days later she’s by his side in a hospital while he fights for his life and bearing the pain of losing her middle child at the same time.

According to Shannon, her two youngest boys 10-year old Steven Powell and 8-year old Anthony Wilson were on a dirt bike making a short trip to ‘grams’  house  on Plumley Street when the unthinkable happened on Patch Street.

If you know Beckley, the two streets intersect which is even more heartbreaking, because they were so close to their destination when they were  hit by a car. The driver, a 21-year old woman, has not been identified and reportedly will not be charged.

Beckley Police Chief Lonnie Christian said Steven died at the hospital following the collision. Anthony remains hospitalized in Morgantown, WV.

The accident has ripped a whole in the heart of Beckley and Stratton Elementary where the two were students. Teachers described them both as warm, kind, respectful and smart children who lit up a room with their smiles and personalities.

Shannon’s grief is hard to read. In one post, she asked, “Why me?”

unnamed-16In another she  talked about how she loves her boys more than life itself and wished she could trade places with them.

As she put it, so she could watch down on her kids from Heaven because she’s lived her life and without them, she can’t go on.

Wilson has been giving regular updates on Anthony’s condition, but hasn’t commented since the 18th after the WVU Basketball team visited the little one. She laid her 10-year old to rest on Tuesday, December 2oth.

It’s clear how this story is affecting not only Beckley, but surrounding communities. At a vigil for ‘Ant’, a very diverse group of people including a few police officers prayed and in a touching sentiment released balloons to the sky in memory of little Steven and in prayer for little Anthony.

Shannon has expressed her gratitude and credited her supporters for keeping her going.

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Hoping she’s okay.  Can’t imagine what she’s going through. Pray that God eases her pain and heals little Anthony completely.  Heartbreaking tragedy this time of the year. Dear Lord, keep them covered.

Houston Teen Accidentally Kills Himself Taking Selfie With Gun

(CNN) –   Instead of starting college a 19-year Houston man will be buried after accidentally killed himself Tuesday while taking selfies with a gun.

downloadCNN reports the gun blast hit Deleon Alonso Smith in the throat. The teenager had two young children and was supposed to start attending college Wednesday. Smith’s sister said, “It’s just crazy how somebody could be here one minute. And in seconds, they gone.” She also said it wasn’t a suicide attempt.

Family members were shocked.

“It’s the worst feeling in my life,” Eric Douglas, the victim’s uncle said.

“It’s a numb feeling. It’s still unbelievable,” Smith’s grandmother Alma Douglas told the station. “Yesterday was my birthday and he came to wish me happy birthday, and then to hear this kind of news.”

Smith's Sister (Left) speaks to the press.
Smith’s Sister (Left) speaks to the press.

Investigator’s told CNN affiliate KPRC that Smith’s cousin was in another room at the time the gun went off.

The cousin told police they found the gun earlier in the day. They’re investigating.

Death by selfie? It’s been happening a lot lately.Russian police release brochured after spate of fatal accidents showing how some selfies could cut your life short.

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