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Church: Deadly crash kills two foster children

7:04 PM, Sep 11, 2012   |    comments
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We're learning more about the foster family involved in a fatal wreck.  The crash occurred Monday afternoon on Highway 11E in Jefferson County.

The foster mom and dad, and their three biological children, are very active members of Jefferson City Christian Church.

"I cannot express how much love and heart Terry and Bryan have for the kids and how much they've poured into them," said John Emmert, Director of Worship and Missions at JCCC.

"You could tell when they took these kids, they loved them like Christ would love them," said Luke Emmert, Director of Youth/Children at JCCC.

Church leaders said Terry and Bryan Hackett have cared for four foster children over the past eight months.  Two of the four foster kids were killed in Monday's crash.

The Emmerts said Bryan Hackett is a corrections officer in Knox County.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Terry Hackett's SUV dropped off the road.  She over-corrected the vehicle and it rolled three times.

THP said six year-old Jasmine Lane and 11-year-old Preston Lane died.

According to UT Medical Center, 8-year-old Collin Lane is in critical condition.  Both 9-year-old Josh Lane and the children's foster mom, Terry Hackett, are in stable condition.

"I knew Jasmine fairly well," said John Emmert.  "I visited her class a lot.  She was so bubbly."

"You could tell, as time went on, the love they [kids] had for the people of the church and the love the church had for them," Luke Emmert added.

The church will meet Wednesday night to pray and write cards of encouragement for the two foster parents and kids

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