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A year later, ACU bus crash victims talk about their recovery


Abilene Christian University student Haley Wilkerson, a survivor of the bus crash that claimed the life of her classmate Anabel Reid, hugs friends after chapel Nov. 7, 2011. (File photo by Nellie Doneva, Abilene Reporter-News, via reporternews.com)

The Abilene Reporter-News in Texas reports:

The sun shone brightly in the blue sky on this November day last year.
Abilene Christian University students and faculty members were on a southbound bus for an annual mission trip a children’s home in Medina, south of Kerrville in the Hill Country.
“We loaded up that afternoon and headed down the road, just like it is every year,” recalled Emmett Miller, assistant professor of range and environmental science, in an ACU-produced video. “There was a lot of laughing and cutting up going on. Then we saw what was fixin’ to happen and that’s all I remember.”
Michael Nicodemus, assistant professor of environmental science, was driving and later said he might have dozed off that Friday afternoon.
A split second of inattention on a slight curve and the 24-passenger bus carrying 16 people left the road.

Read the full story.
See a June 2012 Christian Chronicle story on Arms of Hope dedicating a prayer room in crash victim Anabel Reid’s memory.

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