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Funeral Arrangements Set for Apex Teen Killed in I-95 Accident

Posted June 25, 2007

— Funeral arrangements are set for an Apex teen who died in a weekend accident on Interstate 95.

Kyle Byrd died Saturday when a tractor-trailer traveling on the interstate passed by his family's pickup truck, causing a wind disturbance. Authorities said the truck overturned, killing Byrd. According to the state Highway Patrol, Byrd was wearing his seat belt.

A visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Apex Funeral Home, located at 550 W. Williams St.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the family's home church, Salem Baptist Church, in Apex.


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  • RoseBud Jun 27, 2007

    I cannot imagine the pain & sorrow your family is in at this time.
    May God bless and comfort you all.

  • MaplesMom Jun 26, 2007

    Jimmy, Karen and Krysta, Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. If I could say a "pretty prayer" for you right now to ease the pain, I would. Take care and know that you are loved- the whole community is wrapping their arms around you right now.

  • sgt_nc Jun 25, 2007

    I met Karen and Jimmy at the Jaycees National Convention last year in Myrtle Beach. They were awarded the "Family of the Year" award. After spending 5 minutes with them, I could totally understand why they were chosen. Their love and devotion to their family was obvious!

    I'm so sorry for their loss of Kyle. My thoughts and prayers are with both of them. I'm also thinking of Kirsta who lost her brother.

    If I can help in ANY way, please let me know.
    Suzie Tremmel
    Raleigh Jaycees IDVP

  • ecbrady Jun 25, 2007

    As Salem Baptist church members we will miss Kyle's joy and great sense of humor. Kyle stood out in youth group, and not just because of his hair. All of his SBC family will miss him and are all looking forward to the day when we will see him again. God bless you Kyle. To the Byrd family we pray that during this time of grief that the Lord gives you strength that you need to sustain.

  • appgrad Jun 25, 2007

    My daughter knew Kyle from school/band and thought highly of him. His sister was in my son's class. I know his father from working at the courthouse where he is highly thought of. My family's thoughts and prayers are with the Byrd family.

  • michelejohnsonwork Jun 25, 2007

    Our prayers and thoughts are with this family as well.

  • zoocrew Jun 25, 2007

    hey LT. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Its been a blessing having you as a supervisor.

    Will (wcso comm center)

  • applesmith Jun 25, 2007

    LT. Byrd our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God be your guiding light in this time of need. w632

  • ladyblue Jun 25, 2007

    My prayers goes out to the family on such a trajedy. We want to let you know we are praying for you and we do care. I am so sorry. I may not know any of you but you are in my heart.

  • shine Jun 25, 2007

    God Bless this family during this trying time.