AUSTIN, IN (WAVE) - Three days after two southern Indiana High School students died in a car wreck memorials are appearing at the accident scene in Austin.
Cameron Prestigue and Jacob Justice were killed when their car crashed into a fence off Jack Rogers Road. A third passenger, Cameron's older brother, Jonathon Brown, survived the crash.
Monday was the first day back at school for students after their classmates were killed.As Gary McGinnis put the pieces back together of the fence destroyed in the car crash, friends were leaving pieces of their memories of Jacob and Cameron at the site of the crash.
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“The very first day that evening, there was probably a hundred school kids that come by,” McGinnis said.And now that number keeps on growing.“Total over the last few days there's been well over 300 kids,” McGinnis said.Those who visited have left shoes, t-shirts, photos, and memories of Jacob and Cameron.“Everybody has got their own little message and I think the kids, just from the things I’ve seen, were really good kids,” McGinnis said.They were also teens who made an impression. Even acquaintances from years ago stopped by the memorial to pay their respects to Jacob and Cameron.The memorial continues to grow as the town of Austin leans on each other for support.“I think for a small town, they come together better than most,” McGinnis said.Investigators still trying to determine the cause of this crash. A bake sale fundraiser is being organized to help pay for the teens funeral expenses.
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Scattered showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast for Memorial Day weekend.
The call of the crash on Greenbelt Highway at Greenwood Road came in around 7:50 p.m. on Friday, according to MetroSafe.
Anyone with information on the truck or its driver is asked to call the Breckinridge County Sheriff's Office at 270-756-2361 or their anonymous tip line at 270-580-8477.
KSP confirmed that none of the occupants of the vehicle were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.