The family of crash survivor Jack Clark released a statement Thursday.
Clark, 17, was seriously injured in a deadly car crash Monday morning, which claimed the lives of his friends Beau Begier and Ryan Pappas. Along with Clark, a fourth teen, who was driving, survived the crash. The driver has only been identified as a 17-year-old former Palmer Ridge High School student. He faces several charges, including vehicular homicide. Alcohol is suspected to have played a role in the crash; the teens reportedly had been at a party prior to the accident.
Clark's family said in the statement that the families of the victims and the driver are in their prayers. They also provided an update on their son's condition. Clark initially suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash, but is now expected to fully recover.
The full statement is below:
We wanted to let the community know that Jack is doing well. He is listed in fair condition today and is expected to make a full recovery. We thank God for Jack’s healing. We thank whoever called in the accident, the Monument Police, the Colorado State Patrol and Penrose Hospital. We are deeply touched by the kindness and support from friends, family and the Monument community.
Our hearts break for the loss of Beau and Ryan. Our prayers are with Beau’s, Ryan’s and the driver’s families. We pray for peace and healing.
Ellen and Mitch Clark