MAUD, Okla. – The community of Maud is reeling after losing two of their own in a fiery crash outside of Wichita Falls.
“I was numb [when I heard],” said First Baptist Church Pastor Bob Shatto. “Really mad, kind of upset and shocked.”
Emotions that can be felt all across Maud, after 23-year-old Cody Goss, and 17-year-old Lacy Mullings were killed traveling down Highway 82 near Wichita Falls. Officials say they were Eastbound, when their vehicle was hit by a pickup that had veered into the wrong lane.
“It’s sad like this, something happens and the town of Maud is flipped upside down,” said Maud City Mayor Bobby Watson. “I can’t imagine what’s going to come out of all of this.”
Lacey was just two days away from the start of her senior year in high school. But the death of another classmate one year ago, will leave the Maud High Class of 2015 two Tigers short this next year.
“You know the people are still healing over Talon Fletcher, he was killed in a wreck a year ago almost to the day,” said Mayor Watson. “I don’t know that they’ve healed over it yet.”
Cody and Lacy were reportedly on their way to pick up a new race car, fueling one of Cody’s favorite hobbies.
“You know I never got to see him race,” said Shatto. “But if he raced his cars like he lived his life, you bet he was.”
As for Lacy, her quiet yet kind demeanor won’t soon be forgotten.
“Nice young lady, but she always liked to laugh and give people hugs,” said Shatto. “Just a really neat girl.”