Teen graduates from high school one week after head on collision
May 23, 2013 10:08 PM CDT
Ashley Travis, 15, remains hospitalized.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -
Thursday night's Montgomery Central High School graduation at Austin Peay State University was not just the culmination of four years of high school. For one student, it marked one week since a horrific head-on collision.
On Thursday, May 16, 17-year-old Kylie Eastin and friend 15-year-old Ashley Travis were hit head-on by a suspected drunk driver as they drove to school.
Ashley Travis is still is at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, while Eastin is recovering from her injuries as well.
"She's strong, she'll be ok, she'll get through it," Eastin told Nashville's News 2.
Eastin accepted her diploma in a wheelchair pushed by her cheerleading coach.
"I wish I was actually walking, but I'm glad I get to still be here today and be with my class," Eastin said. "I'm ok, I'm glad to be here but I'm in a lot of pain though, I haven't sat up like this since it happened."
Each students wore a white ribbon on their gown in honor of Eastin and Travis.
The other driver involved in the accident, Roni Proctor, was cited for DUI, vehicular assault and failure to stay in her lane.