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Willacoochee mourns innocent crash victims

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NASHVILLE, GA (WALB) -

The little town of Willacoochee continues to mourn the loss of two of its residents who were killed in Tuesday's car chase and crash in Nashville.

As traffic passes through Willacoochee on highway 82, people who live here are slowing down and mourning the loss of two of their neighbors.

Matt Horton, one of the victims in the deadly crash, lived and worked in Willacoochee. Michael Tanner was his supervisor at TLC Moulding.

Tanner remembers Horton most for his punctuality and for always being in a good mood. "He was always on time. He done his job good. He was always in a good mood, always cuttin' up."

As the emotional pain and sadness of remembering his friend and co-worker began to show, Tanner offered what solace he could for the family. "It's only going to get better in time. We all feel for 'em, but there's not much you can say."

Other residents told me they didn't know Horton personally, but their hearts still go out to his family during this difficult time.

As for the driver who caused all this suffering... "You might not air what I like to say to him... it's not good," Tanner said.

 But Tanner said Horton was a good man, and that's what he wants people to remember about him.

Horton's sister, Kelly Prescott, was also killed in the crash. The family is waiting for the parents to return from California before making funeral arrangements.

 

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