Emotional tribute to Dutchtown student killed in Henry crash

by: Carl Willis Updated:

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HENRY COUNTY, Ga. —

Hundreds of students at Dutchtown High School came together Thursday to remember Jasmine Poole who was killed in a rollover crash one day earlier.

The wreck critically injured the male driver and another female passenger.

Thursday's vigil took place on the football field where classmates say Poole made memories and friends cheering on the junior varsity squad.

"It just shows how much people loved her and how many people care," said friend Jada Dean.

Fellow cheerleaders say Poole had a one of a kind spirit.

"She was always laughing with us," said Naya Bowe. "It didn't matter where we were. We were always having fun. She was just a great person to be around." 

Police say the young victims weren't wearing seat belts and were thrown from the car. 

Investigators are trying to find out if the driver was racing another car when he lost control.

Those mourning say they are taking a lesson from this tragedy that may save a life.

"We want to allow this pain to have an oppprtunity to create purpose," said a visiting pastor. "No other accidents from recklessness. no other accidents from not being mindful."

He said that would be a lasting impact for Poole.

Her aunt says the teen moved to Henry County from Birmingham, Alabama and was scared she wouldn't make any friends, but she ended up touching so many.

"She showed everybody that nothing's ever too bad," said Dean.