Friends remember ECS teen killed in accident

Three vehicles were involved in the accident.
Three vehicles were involved in the accident.

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Friends of a Mid-South teen killed in a horrific traffic accident Tuesday afternoon gathered Wednesday to remember their fallen loved one.

Meredith Fox died when the SUV she was riding in crashed on Walnut Grove Wednesday afternoon.  Winston Miller, 17, was driving the SUV that police say crossed a concrete median on the Walnut Grove bridge over the Wolf River, entering the path of oncoming traffic.  Miller was taken to The MED in critical condition.

Fox was a freshman at Evangelical Christian School, or ECS. Friends said she and the other two teens in the SUV left campus minutes before the crash.

"Everybody that I know looked up to her because she loved everybody," friend Mary Grace Murphy said. "She wasn't afraid to be herself at all."

"She had bible verses all in her room," friend Laura Lewis added. "Just her favorite ones.  She's such an inspiration."

Friends described Fox as a soccer player, a straight-A student, and a cheerleader who loved to dance.  Fox had recently recovered from a fractured spine, and friends laughed that she once drank 20 Diet Cokes in one day.

Fox was a prolific Facebook user, accumulated more than 2,000 friends on the social networking site.

Friends who knew her best said she was a strong person, and that she would expect the same from them right now.

Lewis said she was stuck somewhere between laughing about the good times, and crying about her loss.

"It's so unfair," she said.

Friends were full of grief, but determined to make sure people knew and remembered their departed friend.

Visitation for Fox is scheduled for Thursday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at 2nd Presbyterian Church in Memphis.  The funeral will be Friday at 11:00am at 2nd Presbyterian.

The 13-year-old girl critically injured in the wreck is the daughter of prominent developer Rusty Hyneman.  Two other motorists involved in the accident were taken to The MED in non-critical condition.