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Community supports families involved in two deadly accidents

Brice and Brianna Taylor were killed in separate accidents just weeks apart. Brice and Brianna Taylor were killed in separate accidents just weeks apart.
Bess Outland (Source: WAVE 3 News) Bess Outland (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Michele Chaffins (Source: WAVE 3 News) Michele Chaffins (Source: WAVE 3 News)
McKenna Mickey McKenna Mickey
Sherry McAdams (Source: WAVE 3 News) Sherry McAdams (Source: WAVE 3 News)
ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) – The people of Hardin County continue to come together to offer support for two families after two accidents in Hardin County took the lives of siblings Brice and Brianna Taylor and seriously injured Mickayla Harig. 

Inside A Sweet Retreat Bakery in Radcliff cupcakes weren't staying on the shelves very long. 

Owner Bess Outland has been in business only eight weeks, but she wanted to do something.

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On Tuesday and Wednesday Outland decided to donate 50 percent of her profits to be split between the Taylor and Harig families. On Tuesday they raised more than $700 and had to close two hours early. 

"We were a little more prepared today," said Outland. "We ended up closing a little early yesterday because we ran out, but we are stocked up and full for the day."

One by one customers picked up a special treat and left support for families, many have never met.

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"We can just hope that God will give them the strength to get through these moments," said Michele Chaffins, of Elizabethtown.

Brianna Taylor and Harig were hit by a suspected drunk driver on Deckard School Road. The same street where 13-year-old McKenna Mickey lives.

"This could be me," said Mickey. "I'm only a couple years younger than them." She too wanted to help.

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"We're a community and we stay together because we are like family and when someone is hurt, we like to help them," said Mickey.

Over in Elizabethtown at Berger's OK Tires on Dixie Highway, the family owned business is planning a cookout on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with all proceeds going to the Taylor family.

"It will be $5 a plate or whatever else anybody wants to donate we will be happy to take," said owner Sherry McAdams.

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Just a small way to lend a hand at time that never could have been imagined.

"This tragedy has impacted our whole community and we just want to do whatever we can to give back to them and show them that we love them. We want to support them as much as we can," said McAdams.

IA Studios is a tattoo parlor that created a series of tattoos that represented an aspect of Mickayla Harig's life. In one week 24 people have gotten one and they've raised $1,000 for her medical expenses.

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She is still in the hospital, but is making progress on her recovery.

To help the Taylor family, click here. To help the Harig family, click here.

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