Dad takes son's girlfriend to prom after he was killed in crash

It was supposed to be Carter Brown putting on the corsage and doing funny poses in photos with his date for senior prom.

His father instead took his place, one month after the US  teen died in a car crash.

Robert Brown took Kaylee Suders to the James Buchanan High School event Saturday, because he said he knew his son would’ve still wanted her to go to the prom.

Carter Brown was heading home from Indiana State University on April 15 to surprise Kaylee when his car was struck head on. Photo: Facebook/ Kelly O’Neil Brown
Robert Brown took Kaylee Suders to her prom after his son was killed in a car accident. Photo: Facebook/ Kelly O’Neil Brown

Carter Brown was heading home from Indiana State University on April 15 to surprise Kaylee when his car crossed into the opposite lane and was struck head on.

The 19-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Kaylee said she didn’t want to attend the prom after Carter’s death, but changed her mind when his father asked to accompany her.

Kaylee said she didn’t want to attend prom after Carter’s death, but changed her mind when his father asked to accompany her. Photo: Facebook/ Kelly O’Neil Brown

“I didn’t have to think about it,” she told the Centre Daily Times. “I definitely said ’yes.”

The pair celebrated the event with a dinner beforehand at the same T.G.I. Friday’s where Kaylee and Carter went on their first date.

Brown’s wife, Kelly, said the whole experience speaks of how much Kaylee is still part of the family.