Mother of 10-year-old crash victim: 'They took a very special little girl from me'
At only ten years old, Brianna Fuller was a cheerleader and a gymnast. She also ran cross country and even dabbled in video blogs.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – At only ten years old, Brianna Fuller was a cheerleader and a gymnast. She also ran cross country and even dabbled in video blogs.
“I was so proud of her,” described Brianna’s mother, Danielle Williams. “She was a better person that I could ever think about being. She taught me a lot about life, love, and she was my world.”
On Friday night, Brianna was in a car with her father, Donnie Fuller.
As the car turned into a pizza parking lot along Dixie Highway, police say they were t-boned by a speeding car.
“Brianna’s seat belt broke upon impact, and she was thrown from the vehicle. Her dad, he unbuckled his seat belt. He couldn’t find her. So he got out, and he looked around the car, and he collapsed in the street,” Williams said.
Donnie Fuller was taken to University Hospital with serious injuries.
Brianna Fuller was pronounced dead on the scene.
According to LMPD, detectives are investigating the possibility that a third vehicle was chasing the speeding car.
“I just want them to know that they took a very special little girl from me. That was my entire world, and I’ll never get that back,” Williams said.
Brianna Fuller was a student at Bates Elementary in Louisville.
The school posted to its Facebook page: “With great sorrow, we have lost one of our 5th grade students … Please comfort your children and keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.”
Grief counselors are expected at the school Monday to help students and staff to cope with the loss.
“I honestly don’t know how I’m gonna go on from here. I’m gonna try,” said Williams.
As of Sunday night, Williams says Donnie Fuller remains in ICU at University Hospital. He is expected to recover.
Police say the Commonwealth’s Attorney will decide where the case goes next.
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