TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Family and friends of Moriah Christy, the teen who lost her life earlier this week after being hit by a car while walking with a friend, are now speaking out in an exclusive interview with WTXL ABC27.
16-year-old Jordan Doyle and 17-year-old Moriah Christy were walking on the side of the road near the intersection of Chaires Cross Road and Henry Moss Circle, when they were hit by a car. Christy later died at the hospital. Doyle suffered injuries but was released from the hospital.
Doyle says Christy had an infectious smile and a laugh that she'll never forget.
"I mean, it's really difficult, she was my best friend, and I'm just going to try to make her proud of my life choices and I'm going to travel for her and do things for her," said Doyle.
Christy's friends say she was looking forward to one day going to college, and maybe doing something with children, as she loved hanging out with her nephew.
Christy also loved to sing, and was in chorus at Lincoln High School.
Her friend Megan Horowitz says she can't believe her friend is gone.
"You know, obviously they're shaken up, by just the fact that a classmate, you know a young girl, seventeen years old has suddenly died," said Horowitz. "Our chorus teacher he's really messed up about it, he loved Moriah. I'm messed up about it, I mean I've cried every day in that class. We really miss her."
Moriah Christy's friends have set up a website to help her mother with funeral expenses. It's www.gofundme.com/MORIAH. So far, they have nearly $7,000 of the $10,000 they are hoping to raise.
The viewing for Christy will take place Friday, October 3, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Christian Life Fellowship Church, 3608 Centerville Road Tallahassee, FL 32308.
The funeral will be Saturday, Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. also at Christian Life Fellowship Church. The burial will be immediately afterward at Culley's Meadowwood Funeral Home.