Family and friends honor 18-year-old killed in car crash


The community gathered in front of a beauty school in Hagerstown to remember one of their own talented artists.

Family and friends gathered in front of Award Beauty School in Hagerstown to remember 18-year-old Tattum Lynn Havens, who was killed in a car crash by releasing balloons in her honor. Havens was a graduate from Washington County Tech High and recently got her cosmetology license. 

“She had a zest for fashion. She had a unique quality about her,” said her mother Misty Moats.

“She always came in marching to the beat of her own drum. It was nice and it was refreshing because she’s such genuine person,” said her friend Shannon Mauck. 

On April 25, Havens died when her car crashed and rolled over on I-70 in Washington County. Those who came to pay their respects included those who knew or heard of her. 

“She has a lot of life. She impacted everybody and myself even though I didn’t get a chance to know her,” said classmate Olga Oaks.

A one of a kind personality, Havens was a sweet girl who was well on her way to using her talents in what she loved, hair. 

“She kind of came up to me and was like, I don’t know you but we’re going to be friends. And I said I don’t know you, but I’ve seen your work and I want you to do my hair. She was very talented,” said Mauck. 

“I want people to remember her for her smile, her big heart,” said Moats. 

Family and friends held a memorial service in Williamsport on April 29.

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