Vineland Student Killed Walking To School - New York News

Vineland Student Killed Walking To School

Posted: Updated:
VINELAND, N.J. -

Shock and sadness at a South Jersey High School today after a classmate was killed on her way to school.

14--year-old Alexa Strittmatter was hit by two vehicles just before dawn.

FOX 29's Bruce Gordon talked to fellow students who can't believe she's gone, but says they will never forget her.

Vineland High School is in mourning, the community has lost a young teen to a seemingly random accident. Strittmater was on her way to school this morning and she never made it.

Vineland Firefighters returned to the accident scene mid-afternoon to cleanse South Main Road of the circles and dotted lines painted by investigators to better understand what happened there, but they could not wash away the sorrow for those who knew or knew of the 14-year-old.

Some classes had a moment of silence for her. It was just a sad kind of atmosphere today.

Police say Strittmatter was with her 16-year-old and sister on their way to the bus stop and in front of their own home when she entered South Main and was struck by one vehicle and then another.

Both drivers were there when officers arrived and both drivers have been cooperative. No charges were filed.

Friends, who shared pictures of Alexa from social media, described her as a good dancer and a huge fan of the band One Direction.

Grief Counselors were on hand at the high school to deal with the sadness of sudden loss.

Theatre classes are hoping to organize a January benefit to raise money for a scholarship in Alexa's honor.

They're hoping for help from her favorite band by trending #1dforalexa on Twitter.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • muhlenberg-motel-fire

    Firefighters Battling Blaze In Muhlenberg Motel

    Firefighters Battling Blaze In Muhlenberg Motel

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:10:34 GMT
    Firefighters are battling flames and stiff winds at the scene of a multi-alarm motel fire in Berks County.
    Firefighters are battling flames and stiff winds at the scene of a multi-alarm motel fire in Berks County.
  • Police Warn Drivers After 2 Armed Carjackings In Camden

    Police Warn Drivers After 2 Armed Carjackings In Camden

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:17:23 GMT

    Police in Camden County are asking drivers to be alert after two carjackings since this weekend along one city street.

    Police in Camden County are asking drivers to be alert after two carjackings since this weekend along one city street.

  • Two Lancaster County Men Charged With Distributing Child Pornography

    Two Lancaster County Men Charged With Distributing Child Pornography

    Two Lancaster County Men Charged With Distributing Child Pornography

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:14:34 GMT
    The men are identified as 41-year old Hector Colon-Plaza and 60-year old Joseph FortunatoThe men are identified as 41-year old Hector Colon-Plaza and 60-year old Joseph Fortunato
    Lancaster Police arrested two men as part of ongoing efforts to target the online sharing, downloading and distribution of child pornography.The men are identified as 41-year old Hector Colon-Plaza and 60-year old Joseph Fortunato.
    Lancaster Police arrested two men as part of ongoing efforts to target the online sharing, downloading and distribution of child pornography.The men are identified as 41-year old Hector Colon-Plaza and 60-year old Joseph Fortunato.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • s device live-Tweets private conversations

    s device live-Tweets private conversations

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:15:04 GMT
    A tiny new spy device aims to automatically live-Tweet overheard conversations. It's called Conversnitch.  Brian House and Kyle McDonald are behind the eavesdropping device.  They say it bridges the gap between (presumed) private physical space and public space online.
    A tiny new spy device aims to automatically live-Tweet overheard conversations. It's called Conversnitch.  Brian House and Kyle McDonald are behind the eavesdropping device.  They say it bridges the gap between (presumed) private physical space and public space online.
  • Toddler falls from 3-story window, not hurt

    Toddler falls from 3-story window, not hurt

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:42:24 GMT
    New York City police say a 2-year-old boy fell out of a third-story window overnight but was not hurt.
    New York City police say a 2-year-old boy fell out of a third-story window overnight but was not hurt.
  • De Blasio's carriage horse ban stalls

    De Blasio's carriage horse ban stalls

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:20:13 GMT
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City's horse-drawn carriage industry, stung by a recent outpouring of support for the colorful coaches that have clip-clopped their way through Central Park for more than 150 years. A campaign pledge to take on the horses during his first week as mayor was eclipsed by other issues.
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City's horse-drawn carriage industry, stung by a recent outpouring of support for the colorful coaches that have clip-clopped their way through Central Park for more than 150 years. A campaign pledge to take on the horses during his first week as mayor was eclipsed by other issues.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices