Lexi Barbour’s Story
Lexi was a beautiful, talented young lady. Her smile could light up a room and peoples' hearts. She had just made varsity cheerleader - after 3 years of trying, she finally made it. She was so excited. Cheer camp was just ahead! One moment changed everything. It was a warm late June evening and Lexi was going to meet some friends from her church youth group. Summer and friends! A little before 7pm, she gave her little sister a hug, told her mother "love ya...see you later", and drove off. Twenty minutes later, a sheriff's deputy pulled up to the house and said that Lexi had been in a crash and had been airlifted to the hospital. They could not save her. The investigatory said she had been speeding - approximately 70 miles per hour - had hit a patch of loose gravel on the country road, started to skid, overcorrected and flipped the car. The car landed about 85 feet into a soybean field. Lexi, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown many more feet beyond. All of her dreams, goals, and hopes ended in a split second because of her choices that evening.