MADISON, Ohio -- A mourning Madison community gathered by candlelight at Crossroads Community Church in Thompson Township Tuesday night.
Family and friends remembered the life of Amanda Kamposek, 16, who died Tuesday morning when her car crashed into a cement truck.
State troopers said Kamposek failed to yield at a stop sign just after 8 a.m. at the intersection of state Route 528 and Mosely Road.
She died on impact.
"At that time, her car failed to yield at the intersection and was struck by the 1999 Mack cement truck. The Cavalier was struck in the driver's side," said Sgt. Andrew Topp, with the Chardon Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
At that intersection stands a cross, surrounded by pieces of her car, teddy bears, and signs of faith.
"I went to bed last night texting her, and I wake up getting a phone call that she's dead. I can't even tell you how it feels. Being as close as we were, it tears me up, bad," said Mike Kamposek, Amanda's older brother and best friend.
Kamposek was a junior at Madison High School.
She was on her way to pick up a friend to go to school when she was hit.
"She got all As and Bs. No trouble in school. Always got her homework done, doing everything. She was graduating early," said her brother.
Troopers said the driver of the cement truck was taken to Madison Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
He was not wearing a seat belt.
Troopers said Kamposek was wearing a seat belt.
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