The girl was crossing at the intersection of Cedar Road and Country Club Boulevard around 4 pm, when a vehicle traveling east struck her. The 13-year-old was taken to Sentara Norfolk General and died several hours later on April 21, 2011.
The car accident remained under investigation. The death prompted the city's Traffic Engineering Division to conduct a comprehensive review of traffic issues along the Cedar Road corridor between Dominion Boulevard and Battlefield Boulevard.
Born in Norfolk, the girl lived her life in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake. She was a cheerleader, competitive swimmer, and honor student at Great Bridge Middle School. She anxiously awaited attending Great Bridge High School this fall. She was survived by her mother, father, stepfather, sisters, stepbrother, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
The devastated family and friends of the girl killed in this Virginia car wreck may be looking at months, or years, of mourning for the possible wrongful death of this young student. The grief from a loved one killed in a car crash is a life-changing tragedy. It is difficult to imagine that, in a second someone you love dies. This tragedy depicts the damage that can occur in a Virginia car crash.
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