A Florida middle-schooler was hit by a car and killed Saturday when she lost her temper after an argument and sat down in the street.
Now, Trinity Bachmann’s family and friends are mourning the unfathomable loss of a 13-year-old they said was talented, motivated and deeply loved.
Trinity’s mom was desperately trying to pull her off of the Apopka roadway when the car struck both of them, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Mom Janice Pedroza was uninjured.
“Whatever they were arguing about could not have been that important,” Apopka police Capt. Randy Fernandez told the newspaper.
Pedroza was driving Trinity and several classmates home from the Central Florida Fair. Trinity, a standout member of the Future Farmers of America, was showing off her pig, Robin. She raised prized rabbits before and won FFA awards from the Apopka City Council.
After Pedroza dropped off one of the youngsters, Trinity started bickering about who would ride in the front seat. The teen got out of the car and said she was going to walk the three miles home.
When she got to the middle of the road, Trinity sat down, police said.
Pedroza pleaded with her daughter, who was wearing dark clothing, to get up as a car approached..
Police said the car’s driver, 20-year-old Mackenzie Miller, was driving with an open bottle of Mike’s Hard Lemonade and had glassy eyes. She was tested for impairment, but the results are still pending, WESH reported.
Trinity’s friends and family are remembering a 13-year-old who was “loving, energetic” and “full of life,” her sister Ana Cruz told the TV station.
“I was told God takes the one he needs and he needed her,” Cruz said. “We have to be strong and be together.”