Killed honour roll student known for beautiful smile
CTV British Columbia
Published Thursday, September 19, 2013 10:10AM PDT
Last Updated Thursday, September 19, 2013 8:52PM PDT
The Surrey honour roll student killed in a horrific crash near her high school is being remembered as a sweet girl who had an absolutely beautiful smile.
Grade 12 student Amarpreet Sivia was crossing 128 Street with two other teens around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday when they were struck by a motorcycle.
Sivia, 16, died from her injuries. The two other girls and the rider were taken to hospital in serious condition. The condition of one teen and the 20-year-old driver were upgraded to stable this morning, and the other teen, a 17-year-old, has minor injuries. The girls were outside of a marked crosswalk when they were struck.
Fellow students were shocked by the teen's death.
"She was a very nice girl," one friend told CTV News. "She was a leader in the school, someone you can rely on. It's just very shocking."
Social media tributes by Sivia’s friends say she was a dedicated student with a warm smile.
A Facebook post honouring the Princess Margaret Secondary student read: “RIP beautiful. You will always be in our hearts.”
A social media profile for Sivia said she liked volleyball and soccer as well.
There are four lanes of traffic on the road, and residents say students on their break will dart across the street to local businesses to get snacks before class. There is no crosswalk directly in front of the school, and no easy way for students to cross the lanes without jaywalking.
Police haven’t said whether speed is a factor in the crash, and say the investigation is ongoing into the cause of the accident.
Authorities are looking to speak to the driver of a vehicle that was passed by the motorcyclist before the collision. Investigators believe the motorcycle was in the slow lane when it changed lanes to get around another vehicle.
Grief counselors have been brought into the high school for staff and students.
With a report from CTV B.C.'s Nafeesa Karim