“My babies are gone” – gas pipelines kill again


Two teens killed in gas pipeline explosion

Two teenagers died in an early morning explosion at a gas pipeline in Carnes.

Wade White, 18, and Devon Byrd, 16, died at site of the explosion, which happened around 4 a.m. today near White’s home on Phillip White Road.

Byrd was a sophomore at Forrest County Agricultural High School and White had just graduated.

“They were two wonderful kids,” said Wanda White, Wade’s mother. “We just can’t understand what happened. My babies are gone.”

White said she and her husband were awakened by a noise early in the morning. After discovering the boys weren’t in the house, they discovered the fire just a stone’s throw from their home.