HARRISONVILLE, MO (KCTV) -
She had just turned 16 years old last week, and her family had allowed her for the first time to drive alone.
Savannah Nash was en route Thursday afternoon to the grocery store to pick up items for the family dinner when her vehicle slammed into a semi. She died at the scene.
She was texting when the crash happened, the Missouri Highway Patrol says.
About 300 family, friends and classmates gathered Friday morning at Harrisonville High School to honor Savannah’s memory. Many wore bright hues of greens, blues, oranges and yellows, which were her favorite colors.
“We will miss your beautiful smile, your laugh and your amazing attitude. You were always nice to me and brightened my day,” a classmate posted on a Facebook page created in Savannah’s honor. “All my love toward you and your family. See you someday.”
Savannah was just wrapping up her freshman year.
The crash happened at 4:19 p.m. at Highway 7 and Walker Road. It was so close to her house that a neighbor heard the horrifying collision.
“When you looked, you could see the tail end of the car,” Linda Murphy said. “You just knew that someone had been devastated. It