DANBURY, Conn. -- A 17-year-old Connecticut girl died and another teenager was injured when they were struck by a car while crossing a street earlier this month.
Well, the Townsend family did take that trip to Spain and Rebecca kissed her boyfriend in the rain, said Victoria. So what about saving a life?
After Ben was released from the hospital, he visited the Townsend family and told them Rebecca did just that on that night.
“He said, ‘The last thing I remember is Rebecca pushing me and telling me to hurry up,’” Victoria said.
After her death, Victoria and some other family members were swapping stories when they discovered her bucket list. That's when they realized Rebecca fulfilled her wish by saving Ben.
"It was a little sign that she was okay," Victoria said. Now, their family has set up the Remembering Rebecca Facebook page and Instagram accounts to spread "Rebecca's overflowing kindness throughout the world."
“You got something so beautiful, and you got something so majestic to celebrate independence and at the same time you have a whole other light show of its own in a more catastrophic form, you know,” witness Avdi Rugova told FoxCT.
Police say a 23-year-old woman from Brookfield was driving the car that hit the teens. No charges have been announced. The accident remains under investigation.