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Hydro cheerleader killed in crash; mom, brothers injured


HYDRO, Okla. — A Hydro teen is dead following a car accident near the Nebraska/Kansas border.

Thirteen-year-old Taylor Isaac died in the accident, her mom and two brothers were hospitalized in Kansas.

At least one brother is now out of the hospital.

While they deal with their injuries and the loss of Taylor, the town of Hydro is also mourning.

Even though school is on summer break, Monday they opened the doors to help students dealing with the devastating news.

Superintendent Bill Derryberry said, “Sweet girl, beautiful smile, beautiful actions.”

Cathy McKellips, Taylor’s cheer coach, said, “It’s a small town, small school, everybody’s friends.”

Taylor’s brothers, Jacob and Mac, also students in Hydro, were injured in the wreck that killed Taylor.

Teri Kimble, another coach, said, “It’s hard on the school, hard on the community, hard on everyone.”

Counselors were at the school Monday morning helping students cope with the news.

Derryberry said, “We have a plan in case something like this happens. We hope to never have to use it but in this case we are.”

Friends and family said Taylor was involved in everything.

She was a cheerleader, played softball and basketball, was in FFA and on the student council.

Kimble said, “You name it, she did it and she did it well.”

Her cheerleading goals for her freshman year are still posted on Ms. Kimble’s wall.

Though Ms. Kimble said those goals went beyond this board.

She said, “She wasn’t just a great cheerleader, she was a great student.”

Taylor’s mom has severe injuries to her legs; still in a Kansas hospital.

A fund has been set up to help the Isaac family.

Donations can be made through the Bank of Hydro.
Please specify it is for the “Isaac Family.”

Bank of Hydro
P.O. Box 7
Hydro, O.K. 73048