Town of Amherst, NY (WKBW) -- Dozens of people gather in Amherst to remember a teenager who was killed after a hit and run crash. The memorial walk began at Bocce Club Pizza on Hopkins Road, where the victim, 16-year-old Alexandria Rice worked. In her memory...friends and family members signed cards to become organ donors.
"She was always big on helping somebody else...that's why we are kind of bringing in Upstate Transplant Services for organ donations and blood donations...because she was very big into that," said Dan Price, Rice's cousin.
The group then began to walk to the spot on Heim Road where Rice was struck and killed earlier this month, by an alleged drunk driver. They hope to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving.
"A lot of people really loved her. Everyone is coming together...doing really great awesome things in her memory,' remarked David Storck, a friend of the victim. Alix was killed while skateboarding home after work. The group stopped at the road side memorial that was built in her honor, before walking back to the pizzeria.
"She's a very happy outgoing person.She's very willing to do anything for anybody. As you can see a lot of people are willing to do anything for her as well," Price added. Police say the driver, 55-year-old Dr. James Corasanti, was allegedly driving drunk when he struck Rice and then fled the scene. He is expected to be back in court next month.