MURRYSVILLE (KDKA) — Friends, family and members of a Westmoreland County community are mourning and remembering the 12-year-old girl who was killed in a terrible accident over the weekend.
Holly Alm, of Export, was killed when her mother’s SUV ended up on its roof late Saturday afternoon on Harrison City Road in Murrysville.
On Sunday night, Alm’s young friends left remembrances at the scene of the crash.
Alm, a sixth grader at Franklin Regional Middle School, died when the vehicle apparently lost its breaks, hit a pole and rolled over.
Family members say that Alm was on the way to a mother-daughter banquet when the accident occurred.
A fellow middle school student says friends are very upset over the crash. They have been leaving messages on a memorial Facebook page.
“I said that she’s up in heaven and we’re all going to see each other again, and that we wanted her to stay but we can’t control God and he wanted it his way,” said Jerry Antonucci, Alm’s friend.
But Antonucci says just leaving messages didn’t seem as if it was quite enough.
“We were really upset that she had passed away,” said Antonucci. “We wanted to step up and help out the family, and so me and my friend decided to have a donation. If anyone wanted to donate money; so far we have $160.”
Students also say that they will wear green to Franklin Regional on Monday. It was Alm’s favorite color.