Mom and dad killed in car crash after smashing into pickup truck while driving home from son’s high school graduation – The Sun

BOTH parents of a high-school graduate were killed in a car crash on their way home from his ceremony on Saturday afternoon.

Nancy Barnett, 53, and Lyndon Barnett, 56, had just watched their youngest son, Dalton Barnett, 18, receive his diploma at what news reports described as a "social distancing graduation celebration" when their car collided with a pickup truck.

The driver of the pickup and their passenger were uninjured. The accident is under investigation.

The collision took place in Fleming County, Kentucky, where Dalton attended Fleming County High School.
Dalton and his brother Michael Barnett, 26, were also in the car at the time of the crash. Both were injured, but are currently recovering at the University of Kentucky Hospital.

According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, Nancy Barnett attended the ceremony wearing a shirt that read, “Senior Mom: Some people wait their entire lives to meet their inspiration. I raised mine. Class of 2020.”

“This speaks volumes to the kind of mother Nancy was and to the Barnetts and how proud they were of their family,” Brian Creasman, Fleming County schools Superintendent, said in a statement posted to Facebook. “We will be here to support Dalton and his brother as they face the difficult times ahead.”

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