The driver of the truck, Larry Wendell Fincher, was extricated from the vehicle and taken to Redmond Regional Medical Center, according to the report. He was treated for minor injuries and released.
“I just want everybody to never take for granted what you are given,” Keller’s mother, April Helton, told Channel 2 Action News, “because it can be taken from you in an instant.”
“It is a very sad day for all of us,” Model officials said in a tweet. “The thoughts and prayers of the entire Model community go out to all of those affected by this tragedy. Caleb’s presence will be missed by the entire Model family.”
The school's graduation ceremony is scheduled for Saturday.
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Several malpractice lawsuits have been filed against dermatologist Dr. Windell Boutte.