DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida teen was struck and killed by a 100-year-old driver while she was walking to her bus stop.
The Miami Herald reports that 16-year-old Melani Rivera died Monday, four days after she was hit.
Davie police say the Western High School sophomore was outside the crosswalk when the elderly woman, who wasn’t cited, struck Rivera.
The girl underwent two emergency brain surgeries, but doctors were unable to save her.
A GoFundMe page set up on behalf of the Rivera family reads:
"Melani Rivera was a beautiful, bright, and full of life young lady. On February 8, 2018, Melani was on her way to the school bus stop, when she was struck by an SUV. Her head injuries were critical. She passed away on February 12, 2018. She did not deserve this. Melani has a heart of gold and beautiful soul. She can light up any room with her smile... RIP our sweet baby girl, you will be missed beyond words. We Love you. Heaven has gained an Angel."