Teen dies from injuries sustained falling from truck

10:39 PM, Apr 30, 2012   |    comments
  • Flowers mark the spot near Coalfield School where Aaron "Brady" Walls fell from a truck Sunday night
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An East Tennessee community is mourning the loss of a teenager who died after a car wreck Sunday night.

THP says the accident happened just after 9:30 p.m. in front of Coalfield High School.

Four juveniles were in a pick-up truck. Two of them were in the truck bed.

Authorities say it appears the truck was headed east on Coal Hill Road, when Aaron Walls, 17, fell out of the truck . 

Lifestar transported him to UT Medical Center where he died Monday morning.

Walls was a student at Oliver Springs High School this year, but also had ties to Coalfield School.

"It's never a dull moment with Brady," remembers a Coalfield friend, Anthony Wilkins, who played football with Walls. "You'd be in the worst of moods, and he could just come in and put a smile on your face."

Walls also played football at Oliver Springs, where teammate Aaron Bass says students had a difficult day Monday.

"I couldnt believe some of the reactions," Bass said. "It was heartbreaking for me. I can barely handle it. I was torn up pretty good."

Wilkins remembers a loyal friend and teammate.

"He was one of my good friends... he'll always have a place in my heart," he said.

"And I love him, everybody does. He was just a great guy will be missed."

A memorial vigil is scheduled for Walls Tuesday evening at Oliver Spring High School. It begins at 8 p.m. on the football field.


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