Anderson County High remembers student killed in crash

ANDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT)--A tough day at Anderson County High School. One senior died in a car crash and another is in the hospital. They spent the day mourning the loss of senior Cameron Sharp. He and his friend Evan Weaver crashed Monday afternoon on Andersonville Highway at Norris Freeway. The students learned about the wreck through Twitter and instantly planned a vigil for their friends.

Along with his long hair and blue eyes, Cameron Sharp always wore a smile. Maggie Smith says, "He always held the door open and made an effort to come speak to me especially when I first got to Anderson County. He was always polite to me."

Maggie tells us Cameron was her first friend after she moved to Anderson County and that's what makes this loss so painful. Maggie Smith adds, "Walking into school I felt sorrow, and it was very quiet on campus."

Students gathered behind closed doors to pray for Cameron and for the driver of the car Evan Weaver. He's recovering in the hospital.
Smith says, "Many have begun to pray for him and have a prayer for him also."

Dr. Timothy Parrott with Anderson County Schools says, "We have about 1100 students here today that will feel all types of emotions from hurt to pain and guilt. Counselors helped students cope with grief. Dr. Parrott says, "We want to try to be as normal as we can and meet their needs."

Teachers also say they'll never forget Cameron. Dr. Parrott says, "He was just a fine upstanding young man. He had a great life ahead of him."

Weaver is at UT in stable condition. Investigators are looking into the cause of the crash.


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