Family, friends mourn loss of Fla. teen killed killed in crash

March 4th, 2015 by Staff

Authorities say Bachmann was sitting in the road when she was struck by a car driven by Mackenzie Miller.


(WESH.COM) APOPKA, Fla. – Family and friends are mourning the loss of a 13-year-old girl who died after being hit by a car.

Apopka police said Trinity Bachmann was sitting in the middle of the road, angry about who would get to sit in the front seat during a ride home.

Her family said on Monday that no mother, father, brother or sister should have to say goodbye to a loved one so soon in their life.

“My sister was my best friend. We talked about boys and make-up. We did our nails,” Ana Cruz said.

Police said Trinity and other children had been at the Central Florida Fair for a Future Farmers of America program. Trinity was preparing to show her pig, Robin.

“She told me on Saturday, “I’m going to win showmanship, Miss Cravey,’ and I said, ‘I believe you’ and she was determined to do that,” 4-H Club spokeswoman Kimmy Cravey said.

Police said the Apopka Memorial Middle School student got upset and ended up sitting in the middle of Christiana Avenue in
Apopka near State Road 436. The driver, Mackenzie Miller, said on Monday that she had no comment on the crash. She was tested for impairment. The results are pending. 

Her mother was attempting to get her out of the roadway when a car hit both of them. Her mother survived but Trinity didn’t make it.

“I was told God takes the one he needs and he needed her,” Cruz said. “We have to be strong and be together.”
Friends have left stuffed animals and flowers at this makeshift memorial. They’re leaving heartfelt sympathies too.

What the family wants everyone to know about Trinity is that she was, “loving energetic full of life. She would do anything to help anyone,” Cruz said.

She also loved  animals.

“We had about 20 rabbits one year, then we went to hogs [and] we all showed hogs,” Cruz said.

Trinity was hoping to win big with her pig robin at the fair on Sunday. Services for Trinity are this week.

The viewing is scheduled for Thursday from 6-8 pm. at Loomis Funeral Home in Apopka. The funeral is scheduled for Friday at 10 am. at Trinity Baptist Church in Apopka.


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