Plant High School student killed

TAMPA, Fla. – Hundreds of people have gathered at the Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church Sunday for a prayer vigil after two Plant High college students have been involved in a lethal crash.

A 17-year-old boy used to be killed in the crash and the 15-year-old girl whom was with him has been taken to the emergency room with extreme injuries.

The crash took place Friday on the corner of West Bay to Bay Boulevard and South Lois Avenue. On Monday morning, the Tampa Police Department stated the driver of the motorcyclist, the 17-year-old pupil from Plant High, was speeding whilst heading east on Bay to Bay Boulevard.

Meanwhile, the driver of a Kia Sorento was heading north from the stop sign on Lois Avenue to pass Bay to Bay Boulevard. Police stated the driver did not see the motorcycle, which crashed into the side of the Kia.

friends and family of the victims say the girl who is in critical condition

“She’s just an absolute light and a joy in this world,” said Elizabeth McCree, a friend of Taylor’s from church. “I met her in this church and ever since I met her she’s just been one of the closest people in my life”.

During the prayer vigil SAturday night, spiritual leaders lead prayers,  candle lighting, and people wrote special notes to the victims and their families.

“To lose any person in this community is a tragic thing, so young, to hear that Taylor was in such serious condition was difficult, it just felt surreal,” said Kenny Hubbell, the chaplain for youth and their families at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church.  “This prayer vigil is a chance for us to pray for the one still fighting and to also lift up prayers and support of the one we lost.”

We are saddened by this devastating crash and the loss of life in Hillsborough County. Accidents like this are usually very avoidable if drivers just paid more attention to the act of driving in Tampa Bay. If you need help from a qualified inujry lawyer, please give us a call in Tampa or St. Petersburg, or anywhere in the State of Florida.