12-year-old boys killed in crash--classmates speak out

ST JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. --  Classmate and friend of Corey Downhour, Tori Langford was saddened by the news that her friend Corey had died in a car crash while riding with two of her other friends.

"Just being friends with everyone it kind of freaked me out made me cry a little," Tori said.

Tori says she thinks her friends were probably just young, dumb and trying to have fun when they took the S.U.V. for a joyride.

"He is just that age.  He is 14.  I mean what 14-year-old does not think it is cool to drive," Tori said.

Tori's mom Wendy Langford agrees with her daughter but says she feels for Corey's parents.

"Thank god it was not my own kid. Kids do crazy things. Mine's done crazy things already, and I cannot imagine what the parents are going through," Wendy said.

Wendy says she wishes the kids would have been caught before they got in the car, because she says they are going to feel the pain from their mistake for the rest of their lives.

"They don't realize the consequences could be and this one is going to hurt for a long time," Wendy said.

There is no word as to whether or not the 14-year-old driver will face charges.

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