BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — Dozens of people showed up in Battle Creek to remember an 18-year-old killed in a crash in Texas.
Alexis Butler was a popular Lakeview High School student before moving to Texas where she died a week ago Friday.
The Nov. 10 crash is still under investigation and no arrests have been made, but today people gathered together to remember this young woman who was a friend to so many here even after she moved 1,100 miles away.
A small but sincere gathering of people whose lives were touched by Alexis Butler, taken in a car crash on the other side of the country, came together in Linear Park.
They held candles and watched as pink balloons floated away.
“Lexxy was the little sister I never had growing up…Sorry,” a friend of the girl they knew as Lexxy, told the gathered crowd – reading from a shaking hand-written script and wiping away tears. “Lexxy will be missed by so many people. She truly was beautiful inside and out.”
People described her bubbly personality that touched so many.
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