In the wake of a tragedy, so many things are left unanswered.
When a 14-year-old girl dies in an accident and five of her friends are injured, we want to know why. When four teenage girls are tragically killed in a fiery crash and one girl survives, we want to know why.
But what we shouldn't do is criticize.
Following two heartbreaking accidents in Blair and Gretna in recent weeks, some people were quick to jump on social media, questioning the circumstances surrounding the crashes. What were these kids doing behind the wheel? Why were they all together?
But there is no place for that here.
In the coming weeks and months, the answers to those questions will likely come to light. However, there is no need for an immediate answer.
Instead, what should be talked about and remembered are the victims, their families and their friends. People are grieving. Let them grieve.
Now is the time to support these families, show them the love and backing they so desperately need and save the criticism for a different issue.