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Oldham County investigators said there was not a chase that ended in the death of two teens early Saturday morning.
Michael Tanner Wheat, 15, and Autumn Foree, 14, were both killed when police tried to pull them over for driving without head lights.
According to an Oldham County police officer, Wheat, who was driving the car, didn’t stop and passed an officer going 118 miles per hour. The teens then hit a parked car and slammed into a utility pole, killing Wheat at the scene and sending Foree to University Hospital where she later died.
“It just doesn’t seem real yet,” Ethel Williams, Wheat’s grandmother said.
Pictures sprawled out on the bed of a smiling teenager and his family. Williams arranged them with care as she remembered her grandson. “Always laughing and smiling. Want to tease you. Kind of a little destructive,” Williams said as she smiled and chuckled. “It seemed like everything he touched fell apart.”
Her backyard pool is a place the teen, who went by Tanner, loved to spend the past few summers.
Wheat had been dating Foree, Williams recalled meeting her one day when Wheat asked Williams if his girlfriend could come and swim, “I met her then. She was a very sweet little girl. Beautiful,” said Williams.
A roadside memorial marks the place where the two lives were lost. “I just couldn’t believe it,” said Williams “He’s a good kid.”
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