JUPITER, Fla. - Jupiter Police say 17-year-old Lynnae Copeland was making a right turn from Military Trail onto Toney Penna Drive just before 3am on New Years Day when she slammed into a light pole.
Friends left flowers and notes for the teenager at the spot where the wreck happened.
"I guess her car had spun around. I just saw the very end of it. I am just very sorry for her family," Jennifer Anderson said.
Anderson lives just feet from where the wreck happened.
"We just pray for them. We really pray for them. I'm very sorry for her family and her loved ones," Anderson said.
First responders took Copeland to St. Mary's Medical Center where she died.
She was the only person in the Volkswagen Passat.
Jupiter Police say the investigation is ongoing.
Copeland worked at Rinaldi's Deli in Tequesta. A manager there said she was a wonderful employee.