Community remembers teen killed in crash

Posted at 5:16 PM, Apr 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-23 18:51:51-04

ACREAGE, Fla. —Family and friends gathered Saturday afternoon to remember a teen killed in a car accident.

Saturday marked one year since 18-year-old Brittany Baxter was struck and killed by another car at Tangerine Blvd. and 120th Ave.

Relatives released 18 butterflies, each one representing a year Brittney was alive.

“I miss her laugh and personality, seeing her smile and joke around,” said Travonta Sampson, friend of Baxter.

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The family announced the current memorial, located where the crash happened, will be turned into a butterfly garden.

“Brittany always wanted things in their right spot, that’s why we want to make this more presentable,” said Baxter’s father.