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Kaitlyn Duffy, 18, killed in head-on collision with alleged drunk driver Jerode Johnson, 31, on Indian River Road in Virginia Beach, Virginia
Kaitlyn Duffy had plans of becoming a doctor and was expected to attend Virginia Tech this fall, according to her mother. But those dreams were dashed when Duffy was killed in a car crash on Friday. Police say she was hit head-on by a drunk driver.
Police say Johnson was in his furniture delivery truck Friday afternoon when he crossed into oncoming traffic on Indian River Road and hit Kaitlyn Duffy’s car head-on.
A Christian Wake Service is being held for Kaitlyn Duffy at 5:30 p.m. at St. Stephen Martyr Roman Catholic Church, with the family receiving friends from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
During the funeral processional for a Virginia teen allegedly killed by a drunk driver, hundreds of students who never knew 18-year-old Kaitlyn Duffy lined the sidewalk.
The parents of Kaitlyn Duffy sat down only with 10 On Your Side’s Andy Fox Wednesday to talk about their daughter, their pain and how her classmates, and they, want to honor her at graduation.
The 2017 senior class at Chesapeake’s Great Bridge High School will be without two of its own at Friday’s graduation ceremony at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.
This month, days before what would have been Kaitlyn’s 19th birthday, the family filed a lawsuit against Johnson and his employer, Great Bridge Furniture.