Funeral arrangements are set for Victoria Cartright, the Dakota High School student tragically killed walking to school Friday.
A visitation will be held Tuesday from 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons funeral home, 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Road in Shelby Township. The funeral will be held Wednesday instate at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 47120 Romeo Plank at 21 Mile Road until the time of funeral at 11:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family says donations would be appreciated to Care House or Turning Point in Cartright's honor. You can share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcatarra.com.
Cartright was hit by a car and killed by a fellow student while walking to school. She was honored Friday night during Dakota's high school football game.
The Dakota High School community continues to mourn the tragic loss of their own. Outside the high school Saturday, fellow students, teachers and parents paused to remember Cartwright.
"She could really make someone smile with just a little effort," said Cartwright's friend, Aaron Barbera.
The pain was visible from the tears and the love was evident from the crowd.
"I guess this really all goes to show you just have to love people while they're with you and not wait for something like this to happen to put a candle down for them," Barbera said.
The fact the driver and victim attended the same school makes it even harder for the teenagers to comprehend.
The principal said there's support for Cartwright's family and the driver.
"I'm thankful for the way they've reacted," Principal Paul Sibley said. "I think she'll get a lot of support from our staff our student and community."
As candles flickered in the night, it's a reminder of the vibrant life is gone, but never forgotten.
"She was unique. She had her own sense of style. She was loving," Sibley said. "You could see from every picture you saw of her the bright smile."
A GoFundMe account has been established in her name to help cover funeral expenses.