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Friends, family mourn female student killed in car accident

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Published: Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Updated: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 18:02

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Provided by Coriscana Daily Sun

Brittany Averitt was described as happy go lucky girl. She died in a car wreck on Feb. 4 on interstate 45.

A 22-year-old Sam Houston State University student died after being ejected through the sun roof of her vehicle following a crash on Interstate 45 on Feb. 4 according the Corsicana Daily Sun.


Brittany Lynn Averitt was a senior criminal justice major at SHSU and a graduate of Corsicana High School. Averitt was supposed to graduate in May.


The crash took place near the 214 mile marker of southbound I-45 around 2:30 p.m.


DPS Trooper Curtis Putz said the vehicle left the highway and ran across the median, rolling at least three times before coming to a rest on top of Averitt.


Averitt’s Facebook page has been flooded with comments since news of the crash. Many friends don’t seem to know how to react.


“I miss your beautiful face...can’t find peace about you. even though I know God makes no mistakes the loss of you has consumed me. I pray for your family and loved ones still. I love you pretty girl,” Jillian Whistler said.


Others constantly visit Averitt’s page to see her face again.


“I catch myself two and three times a day still going to her page and just staring at her pictures. Rest easy pretty lady,” Kellie Sims said.


Kyle Murphey said that Averitt was such a positive person.


“I’ve always been a believer that everything happens for a reason but now I’m not too sure. I didn’t have the opportunity to hang out with you as much as a lot of people but the time several times I did there was never a frown on your face. Keep smiling and RIP,” Murphey said.


Averitt’s sister-in-law, Tammy Russell Averitt said that she is grateful for all of the support the family is receiving.


“This week has been so tough just taking it hour by hour,” Averitt said.


“Thank you all so very much for the continuous prayer for our family. Those of you who didn’t even know her but came just to support us Thank you!( It means so much)….” Russell Averitt said.


“To those friends who have found faith again because of her, know that one day you will see her again and you’ve done her proud. Sweet beautiful Britt Britt Bubba Alex and I love you so dearly and we will see your beautiful face again someday!!!

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