Earlier this week, a car crash claimed the life of a 19-year-old Cayuga County resident, and now her alma mater will host a candlelight vigil in her memory.
Late Monday afternoon, Cayuga County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a car accident on Shepherd Road in the town of Brutus. Upon arrival, the sheriff's office said they discovered Kayla Marie Cox, of Brutus, had crashed a 2008 Dodge Dakota pickup truck into trees on the side of the road. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
At the time, the sheriff's office said Kayla was the lone occupant in the truck, and there was no indication that another vehicle was involved. However, the investigation is ongoing.
Thursday evening — shortly after calling hours are held — family and friends will gather on the lawn of Weedsport High School to remember Kayla. The teen graduated from the high school last June.