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T-shirts for the Sterlings
LUMBERTON-BY: Jennifer Gordy
A mother who suffered critical injuries in a collision that killed her daughters will not be able to attend their funeral. Services are set for this week, but Dawn Sterling is in a hospital recovering from serious injuries, too serious for doctors to release her.
Sterling's oldest daughter, 20 year old Connely Burns died in the crash. Connely was pregnant and her baby was due in March.
Connely's sister, 15 year old Courtney Sterling also died following the collision.
Crystal Boyett of Kirbyville, 40, is charged with three counts of manslaughter. She is in the Hardin County Jail on a bond of one and a half million dollars. Lumberton police say Boyett had been traveling at more than 150 miles an hour when troopers in Jasper County first spotted her on Highway 96 during the evening of February third. A police officer in Lumberton said Boyett was traveling at 120 miles an hour when he clocked her on Highway 96. Within seconds, Boyett crashed into the family's SUV.
Connely and her unborn son died at the scene. Courtney died the next day. Their mother was critically injured. Boyett wasn't seriously hurt.
Monday, the family set funeral services for the sisters. Visitation is 5pm until 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Broussard's Mortuary in Silsbee. Funeral services are Thursday afternoon at 2pm at Crestwood Baptist Church on Highway 69 between Lumberton and Kountze.
Friends have been selling t-shirts for $15 each to help raise money for funeral and medical expenses.
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