Cheerleader Killed, Others Injured In Crash

Dec 31, 2008 Full story: WKYT-TV Lexington 115

A high school cheerleader is dead, and two others injured after an accident Tuesday in Middlesboro.

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heyhey

Bolivar, TN

#23 Jan 2, 2009
MIDDLESBORO — Brooke Lambert, 15, passed away Tuesday Dec. 30, 2008 in Middlesboro.

Born March 4, 1993 in Pineville, she was the daughter of Terry Lambert and Melissa Lambert Park, and step-daughter of Hee Park and Keisha Lambert. A sophomore at Middlesboro High School, she was a cheerleader, softball player, member of the Odyssey of the Mind team, member of Army JROTC, gymnastics, and an academic scholar. She attended House of God Worship Center and Fuson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her great-grandparents, Bill and Mossie Muncy, Olis and Juanita Lambert, Abner Stephens and Ada Smiddy; and cousins, Kristy Ray Surber, ared Lehr, and Tommy Turner.

Survivors include her father and step-mother, Terry and Keisha Lambert; mother and step-father, Melissa and Hee Park; loving sister, Lauren Lambert; great-grandmother, Lucy Stephens; grandparents, Carlis and Debra Muncy, Doug and Helen Lambert, Cricket Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Park, and Joe and Edna Blackwell; aunts and uncles, Carlis J.(Andrea) Muncy, Robert (Holly) Muncy, Michelle Bishop and Tandy Derryberry, Kevin (Gissele) Blackwell, Missy Clark and Benny Blanken, Chad Clark; cousins, Belei, Skylar, Brittany, Nate, Gracie, Dylan and Ethan; loving boyfriend, Jared Barton; sisters by heart, Mary Margaret Wilson and Jessica Kagias; and many other friends and loved ones.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Binghamtown Baptist Church with the Revs. Clint Goodin and Bill Chapman presiding. Music will be provided by Karl Muncy and House of God Worship Center.

Interment will be in the Harrogate Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Army JROTC of Middlesboro High School.

The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Binghamtown Baptist Church, Middlesboro.

Creech Funeral Home, Middlesboro, is in charge of all arrangements.
HUSH

Middlesboro, KY

#24 Jan 2, 2009
How do you know she was driving 100mph????
heyhey

Bolivar, TN

#25 Jan 2, 2009
Funeral services for 15-year-old Brooke Lambert, who died in a reported head-on collision Tuesday, Dec. 30, will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Binghamtown Baptist Church in Middlesboro. Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. today at the church.

A sophomore at Middlesboro High School, Lambert died when she was ejected from the vehicle she was traveling in after a head-on collision on Kentucky 74.

According to a Kentucky State Police news release the vehicle Lambert was a passenger in was traveling east on Kentucky 74 when it crossed the center line and entered the westbound lane, striking an older model white Ford pick-up truck head-on.

Two other MHS students, Ashley Barger and Whitney Brock were also injured in the accident. Brock, was transported to the University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville where she underwent surgery, and Barger is reportedly recovering from her injuries at home.

Middlesboro High School, closed for the holidays, opened its doors Thursday for students trying to cope with the loss of their classmate.

Lambert was a cheerleader, softball player, member of the Odyssey of the Mind team and the Army JROTC at MHS. Her fellow cheerleaders will wear ribbons for the rest of the season in memory of Lambert. Tonight’s scheduled basketball games between Middlesboro and Bell County High School has also been canceled in memory of Lambert. The game will be rescheduled at a later date.

Lambert is survived by her parents, Melissa and Hee Park, and Terry and Keisha Lambert.
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heyhey

Bolivar, TN

#26 Jan 2, 2009
i wonder if ashley is allowed to go to her funeral?
heyhey

Bolivar, TN

#27 Jan 2, 2009
HUSH wrote:
How do you know she was driving 100mph????
how do you know she wasnt?
HUSH

Middlesboro, KY

#28 Jan 2, 2009
im just saying what makes people say 100
just so you know

United States

#29 Jan 3, 2009
heyhey wrote:
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she thought she was invinsable being all drunk/ high and all, i guess she didnt think nothing would happen, but guess what nothing did happen to her, it was the other 2 that is suffering/dead and that is a damn shame that she was driving that fast, she should not be allowed to drive a car again.
I am sure they tested her blood and i am sure some type of drug or liquor showed up in her blood and she will get into trouble.
Do you think brookes parents are sitting back saying "Oh poor ashley"? I bet you they arent.
May god be with brookes family, they need all the prayers not ashley
I'll bet if Broole's parents saw the comment Ashley made on her myspace page Jan 28th 2008, they would be suspicious of the "acccident" Ashley has to "live with". Ashley sounds pissed and suicidal. Maybe she was and yet she gets to "live" not Broole.
It was Ashley's fault drunk or not, she was the driver and should at least get wreckless homicide.
lost love

United States

#30 Jan 3, 2009
heyhey wrote:
<quoted text>
Driving 100mph is no accident..........Get real
judgeing from the kind of car she was driving i dought if it would go 100 mph, but it did go faster then it should have been going. being on the wrong side of the road doesnt help either. Her parents better have a lot of money and a really good lawyer, they will need both
jenny jenn

Hermitage, TN

#31 Jan 3, 2009
one girl already lost her life do u think its right to take another young girls life away in prison
HUSH

Middlesboro, KY

#32 Jan 3, 2009
just so you know wrote:
<quoted text>
I'll bet if Broole's parents saw the comment Ashley made on her myspace page Jan 28th 2008, they would be suspicious of the "acccident" Ashley has to "live with". Ashley sounds pissed and suicidal. Maybe she was and yet she gets to "live" not Broole.
It was Ashley's fault drunk or not, she was the driver and should at least get wreckless homicide.
What comment?
lost

United States

#33 Jan 3, 2009
ashley didnt write that comment on her myspace page she did write something about that she wish that she had someone to talk to or something and someone lefted a comment saying that,I mean I'm not takeing up for her but rights right and wrongs wrong.

Since: Dec 08

Middlesboro, KY

#34 Jan 3, 2009
brooke we will miss you very much you are in a far better place now but we will always have our memories of you here on earth ill miss you very much and i wish this never happened it seemed just like yesterday when we went on our jrotc trip inever expected this to happen you will aways be missed by your friend brittany....

rest in heaven brooke
i miss you
dan

Jackson, KY

#35 Jan 3, 2009
pray for her? Yes she needs that. This is not her first accident or her first time in trouble with being careless (drug possession in school) ask any teacher at Middlesboro High School...she doesn't take responsibility for anything that she has done. She needs to be sent off. For good.
JRANDD

United States

#36 Jan 3, 2009
heyhey wrote:
<quoted text>
she thought she was invinsable being all drunk/ high and all, i guess she didnt think nothing would happen, but guess what nothing did happen to her, it was the other 2 that is suffering/dead and that is a damn shame that she was driving that fast, she should not be allowed to drive a car again.
I am sure they tested her blood and i am sure some type of drug or liquor showed up in her blood and she will get into trouble.
Do you think brookes parents are sitting back saying "Oh poor ashley"? I bet you they arent.
May god be with brookes family, they need all the prayers not ashley
You are a loser.she NEVER thought she was invinsable And SHE was NOT DRUNK OR HIGH !!!!! WHAT A LOSER YOU MUST BE, GET A LIFE.
JRANDD

United States

#37 Jan 3, 2009
dan wrote:
pray for her? Yes she needs that. This is not her first accident or her first time in trouble with being careless (drug possession in school) ask any teacher at Middlesboro High School...she doesn't take responsibility for anything that she has done. She needs to be sent off. For good.
When was she charged for drug possession in school?And yes pray for all 3 girls.
dan

Pikeville, KY

#38 Jan 4, 2009
JRANDD wrote:
<quoted text>When was she charged for drug possession in school?And yes pray for all 3 girls.
she has been charged before. Her tests havent come back yet, drugs stay in your blood for 24 to sometimes 48 hours, it effects your judgement...maybe that's why she way going so fast, who knows. and about the charge before, she was at arc downtown Middlesboro where student go when they have been in trouble, and her trouble was possession and under the influence. It wasn't alcohol, either. She needs help.
MayGodbewiththem all

United States

#40 Jan 4, 2009
heyhey from barbourville ky
okay listen im not here to judge and neither should you. who are you to say that it was only ashley's fault and she needs to be locked up my goodness yeah she was the driver and yeah she was goin way to fast. But she is a YOUNG TEENager remember you was once that age just getting your license new car all excited you know the feeling right? who is to say if she had been drinking or on some type of drug but if she was it was brookes and the other friend fault for letting her drive and their fault for gettin in the car with her! who's to say they werent on something themselves? so ya know all of them need prayer... seening that you can say someone needs prayer im asuming that your a believer in christ rather it be a born again christan or whatever so how can u set there and not know that God kept ashley alive for a reason maybe to be a speaker to keep from some other young TEENagers from making the same MISTAKE. i think that prayers need to go out for ashley as well as brookes family and the other little girl they all need it because now ashley and the other living friend will have to live with this forever. God is an all forgiving God so pray that somehow some way that brookes family will be able to forgive one day. I can only imagine the pain they are suffering and my thoughts and prayers go out to them MAY GOD BE WITH THEM ALL!
lisa

Prestonsburg, KY

#41 Jan 5, 2009
MayGodbewiththemall wrote:
heyhey from barbourville ky
okay listen im not here to judge and neither should you. who are you to say that it was only ashley's fault and she needs to be locked up my goodness yeah she was the driver and yeah she was goin way to fast. But she is a YOUNG TEENager remember you was once that age just getting your license new car all excited you know the feeling right? who is to say if she had been drinking or on some type of drug but if she was it was brookes and the other friend fault for letting her drive and their fault for gettin in the car with her! who's to say they werent on something themselves? so ya know all of them need prayer... seening that you can say someone needs prayer im asuming that your a believer in christ rather it be a born again christan or whatever so how can u set there and not know that God kept ashley alive for a reason maybe to be a speaker to keep from some other young TEENagers from making the same MISTAKE. i think that prayers need to go out for ashley as well as brookes family and the other little girl they all need it because now ashley and the other living friend will have to live with this forever. God is an all forgiving God so pray that somehow some way that brookes family will be able to forgive one day. I can only imagine the pain they are suffering and my thoughts and prayers go out to them MAY GOD BE WITH THEM ALL!
I'm sorry, but apparently you don't know Ashley. You don't know her situation or the things that she continues to do. you don't know this situation or the girl that is behind it.
stop the insanity

Bolivar, TN

#42 Jan 5, 2009
First of all, everyone needs to let the authorities and Brooke's parents deal with the driver. If she was doing something wrong, then when the time is right, she will be dealt with. Hashing it out on topix is not helping anyone. There are only 3 people who know what happened in that car that evening. One, unfortunately, will never be able to tell her story. The other two will have questions to answer.

Second of all, Brooke had many great friends that are mourning her death. These are kids that she grew up with, had sleepovers with, shared birthdays and other holidays with, laughed and cried with. They are devastated. I know because my daughter is one of those friends. So can you imagine how they feel to get on this site (and we all know it's a "gossip" site) and see all the crazy stuff that's been put on here. And what's even crazier is the third- and fourth-hand information that people spout as the truth. She also has parents, a sister, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins who shouldn't have to read some of the most ridiculous stuff on here. People who really care about Brooke, Terry, Melissa and Lauren would never "gossip" about this horrific tragedy.

And lastly, I hope people remember that Brooke was a real person and not just someone to come on topix and talk about. My daughter attended Yellow Creek with her so I watched her grow from this tiny, curly haired little girl into the beautiful young lady she had become. I don't remember a time when I didn't see Brooke smiling, laughing or making one of her incredibly funny faces. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was a great kid. Terry and Melissa raised 2 great kids and now they are dealing with pain that all of us pray we never have to face. We should all be rallying around this family and making sure that they know that Brooke is loved, is sorely missed and will never, EVER, be forgotten.
MayGodbewiththem all

United States

#43 Jan 5, 2009
your right i dont know her but i o know her sister and i dont care what she has done in the past we all have our flaws but whos to judge? prayer is what she needs not this horrible stuff! think back to when u made some sort of mistake did God turn his back in you NO! not if u ask for forgiviness... so why not pray fro her? she needs it too ya know

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