Dozens Walk to Remember Alix Rice

July 8, 2013 Updated Jul 8, 2013 at 12:46 PM EDT

By HILARY LANE

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July 8, 2013 Updated Jul 8, 2013 at 12:46 PM EDT


AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW)- Dozens gathered for a walk to remember Alix Rice in Amherst on Sunday.

The 18-year-old was killed in a hit-and-run drunk driving crash while riding her longboard home from work back in July of 2011 in Amherst.

"She was the nicest person I think I ever knew, she always had a smile on her face," said David Storck, Rice's friend.

Family, friends, and community members walked down Heim Road. It is the route Alix was taking the night she died.

The driver of the car, Dr. James Corasanti, was charged with vehicular manslaughter but was acquitted. He was released from prison in April after serving 8 months for a DWI charge.

Alix's memory lives on. At the memorial dedicated to the teen at the crash site, many pausing for a moment of silence and writing messages of love to their beloved Alix.

The Rice Family is working with local legislators to pass Alix's Law.

It is a bill that closes a loophole that allows drivers to leave the scene and claim they did not know they hurt anyone.

It has been passed by the State Senate and is now in the hands of the assembly.