Funeral Services for Teen Struck by Jeep

June 25, 2012 Updated Jun 25, 2012 at 7:27 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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June 25, 2012 Updated Jun 25, 2012 at 7:27 PM EDT

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) A large crowd of friends, relatives, and fellow classmates attended the funeral of 13-year old Erin Suszynski.

Several hundred people filled St. Gregory the Great Church in Williamsville for a mass of Christian burial.

The young teenage girl died on June 20th from injuries she suffered after being struck by a Jeep Liberty two weeks earlier.

According to Amherst police, Erin and two female friends were trying to cross Maple Road near the intersection of Culpepper Road.

The girls made it to the center median of the busy four-lane road.

Erin and 13-year old Briana Francois tried to run through traffic in the eastbound lanes, but both were hit by a Jeep Liberty driven by a 50-year old Town of Tonawanda woman.

The third girl stayed in the center median and was not injured - her name has not been released.

No charges were filed against the driver of the vehicle.

Briana Francois was treated at the Erie County Medical Center and was released on Saturday.

Erin Suszynski was an eighth grade student at Mill Middle School in Williamsville, and she was remembered as a girl who loved to dance and had a big heart.

"Just a happy little girl who lived everyday to its fullest and maybe somehow knew that life would be short for her," added family friend, David Rice.

Father Joseph Gatto, pastor of St. Gregory the Great Church, said many people were praying for the young girl as she was treated during the past two weeks in Women & Children's Hospital in Buffalo.

"But the truth is . . . the miracle is that we had this incredible person in our life for almost 14 years," commented Rev. Gatto.