A Montgomery County high school student walking to school was struck and killed by a car Wednesday morning.
15-year-old Christina Morris-Ward was just two blocks from Seneca Valley High School when she was hit near the intersection of Germantown Road and Wisteria Drive in Germantown. It happened around 7 a.m.
We are told Morris-Ward was wearing dark clothing when she crossed.
"The vehicle that struck her was traveling on a green light," said Rebecca Innocenti of Montgomery County Police.
It was a typical walk to school for Morris-Ward. Her home was right up the street from where the collision occurred. Her mother, Gwendolyn Ward, stopped at the accident scene after leaving the hospital Wednesday morning.
"She was a happy person, a goofy individual, she loves taking pictures, she loves Facebook, she was just a happy person," said her mother.
Police say Morris-Ward made it across two lanes of traffic, but was struck as she tried to cross the northbound lanes. She was rushed to the hospital where she died.
Morris-Ward was a 10th grader at Seneca Valley High School.
"Christina was a quiet, young lady, but she was very active and engaged with her friends," said Principal Marc Cohen. "They loved her. They speak of her as the kind of person you wanted to be around."
"It's sad because that's my best friend and I didn't want her to go," said Ramutu Keve. "It hurts."
Grief counselors were brought in to speak to upset students.
Meanwhile, Morris-Ward's mother says she wants to know more about the accident, hoping to even talk to the driver.
"I just need to see them face-to-face to find out exactly what happened," said Gwendolyn Ward. "I just need more details."
Police are asking pedestrians and motorist to keep an eye out and be more careful, especially now that it is darker in the morning when kids head to school.