Folks, this is a story nobody likes to tell....it is a devastating story - and this child was the sweetest child you would ever meet with the sweetest soul!!!! She will be sorely missed by all who knew her, and all the lives she touched!
Her family did not wake up this morning expecting this - NO FAMILY WOULD.....and they need our help in alleviating some of the devastation, stress, and anxiety (to say the least) they are feeling with the funeral expenses. This sweet family is so broken and torn and in disbelief....Please, please pray for her whole family....but please also say you will help them lay their beautiful daughter to rest. They do not have the funds to do this...so we as a community need to stand behind them and support them. I am posting the story below so you can verify it.
Thank you in advance for your considerations....
The Walkertown Middle School student who was struck and killed by a pickup truck and school bus Wednesday morning has been identified as 11-year-old Laniya Wright.
The incident happened just before 7 a.m. while Laniya was crossing Main Street at Leight Street, according to troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
Troopers said the Walkertown girl was struck by a 19-year-old Kernersville man in a 1992 GMC pickup truck traveling north on Main Street while she attempted to cross over Main Street in a noncrossing walkway.
After impact, Laniya came to rest lying in the southbound lane. She then was immediately struck by a Winston-Salem Forsyth County school bus traveling south on Main Street.
As a result of the collisions, Laniya was pronounced dead at the scene.
At the time, the school bus was in the initial phase of its daily route and was empty of students. Speed also does not appear to be a factor in the incident.
Troopers said both drivers are fully cooperating with the investigation.
Upon completion of the investigation, the Forsyth County District Attorney's Office will determine if charges are filed.
Additional counselors have been called in at Walkertown Middle School and Walkertown High School.
Hair Images of Walkertown is collecting donations at its location on Old Hollow Road.
School officials issued a statement Wednesday night, stating, "The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools community mourns the loss of one of its students.The staff extends its condolences to the student’s family and to the Walkertown community."
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