The grandmother of a Spanish Fort teenager who died in a traffic accident Wednesday morning talked about the tragedy a day later.
“She was a big part of my life. She was a big part of anybody’s life she was around and
she loved life,” said Kathy Schultz as she held back tears.
A young life cut so short in a terrible traffic accident. Keri Gray, 15, was less than a quarter mile from her front door when Alabama State Troopers say the driver of the car she was in lost control and crashed. It happened early Wednesday morning, June 25, 2014 and her family is heartbroken.
“It’s still very tough. When one person gets down, the other person has to get in there and try and cheer ‘em up…try and work together,” Schultz said.
One of Keri’s grandmothers, Kathy Schults sat down with us and shared some stories about her. She never met a stranger, was an animal lover and her passion was horses. Back at the accident scene a day later there was evidense of that love she shared for others. It was already being reciprocated.
While friends of Keri’s had already been back to the accident scene to put out flowers, the family has made a cross. They plan to take it to the spot of the accident on Buzbee Road and place it in the ground so she’ll always be remembered.
“The flowers and all and such as that started coming in. We haven’t even got the cross up.
we’ve got it but haven’t even got it in the ground and we’re going to have to make room to
put the cross there for it,” Schultz said.
Keri’s family faces another challenge…paying for the funeral.
“We have nothing. We don’t have a burial site. We just have absolutely nothing. We’re
just going from scratch and we have very little time,” Schultz explained.
Just as Keri had such little time, but in the time she had she managed to touch so many.
Keri’s family has set up a memorial fund to help pay for funeral expenses.
If you would like to help, go to any branch of Wells Fargo Bank and ask for the Keri Gray Memorial Fund.