Brother, Sister Accident Victims To Be Buried Together

A brother and sister who died this week in a car accident will be buried together. Their funeral will be held in their high school gym at Harrison Central.

Kiara Pearse, 17, and her brother Brian, 15, were driving down Highway 49 near South Swan Road Tuesday when Kiara lost control of her car on the rain slicked highway.

Officials say she was trying to pass another vehicle when her car flipped across the median into the northbound lane, and was hit by another vehicle. Both teens were ejected. Neither were wearing a seatbelt.

Visitation for Kiara and Brian Pearse is Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon in the gym at Harrison Central High. The funeral will follow. Hundreds of friends, family members, fellow students and faculty are expected to attend.

In lieu of flowers, people are being asked to donate to the Pearse Family Scholarship Fund at any Hancock Bank.