According to a Cherokee County sheriff’s crash report, the car was traveling 73 mph upon impact with the tree.
Thornton’s parents, however, aren’t angry.
“I absolutely, 100 percent forgive him,” Jenelle Thornton, Mahlon’s mother, said of Childers.
“Mahlon’s life is gone, we can’t bring him back. Don’t let Cameron’s life be ruined any more than it already is.”
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