He was only fourteen!!!
by Kathryn Clayton
My friend drew this for me when he died
Charlie Clayton was a freshmen in a new high school and he had 2 sisters and 3 older brothers. We left our old school to get away from all the messed up stuff from our old town and we both wanted a new start. I'm charlie's sister i'm sixteen and his accident happened on September 21 2008. He always was a cool kid , all my friends wanted to hangout with him because he wasn't afraid to do anything. Charlie always spoke his mind and if he didn't like something he would tell exactly what he thought. Well on that night there was a senior party and he got invited to go but he told my parents he was going to his friends house so he could. My older brother dropped him off but he went to the party. Charlie had to be home by ten and ten thirty came around and my dad asked me to call him and figure out what was going on. I called and called but no answer. So i call his friend who he was supposed to be with and he says that he went to a party and then i get a new call from max which was my little brothers friend and said that the girl he was with was just in a car accident and he didn't know if charlie was still in the car. The car accident was 3 miles down the road from my house and i ran in a told my parents what was going on so we rush down the road and by the time we get there and i see all the girls in the car crying and i see my little brother on the ground. All the medics were poking him with needles because he was in a lot of pain. They call in life flight and they get him on the helicopter and my family all flew to the hospital( childrens Mercy) and by the time we got there he was pronounced dead. He died five minutes in the air. We was ejected out of the back seat and the car rolled over him and he ripped his left lung in his heart. He was bleeding out of his ears and mouth and nose. The driver was a freshmen in college and she was drinking. The other 2 girls in the car were all drinking. My little brother was the only one who wasn't. He even offered to drive and the girl said no!!! The last time i was my little brother was on a table with a tube in his throat. Charlie and I had an arguement before he left and i really wish i could take it all back. I'd give anything to have my little brother back. He was really really smart he'd even help me with my math and he was an amazing athlete pitching 64 mph in baseball. He was a track star and a wrestler. He was very talented and could bend his body like no other. Charlie was the funny one who everybody wanted to be around and he didn't care what people thought of him. He didn't deserve this and if i could bring him back i would do anything. The driver of the vehicle was 18 at the time and is not going to jail. She still drives around paola like nothing is wrong and i want to get her back but i know that wont bring my little brother back. He didn't even make threw his first semister of high school. Charlie was a star and when he died my heart went with him. I miss you lil bro and when people ask me if i've got anything brothers and sisters its hard to answer that because they keep asking more and more questions. Charlie was all of us put into one and he was the one who we all asked for help. Seems like a lot for just a fourteen year old but he was amazing in every aspect of his life we miss him and love him very much....
R.I.P Chuck !!!