Rochester teen hit by car on Dewey Avenue dies

Updated: 04/10/2014 8:18 AM
Created: 04/08/2014 11:29 PM WHEC.com
By: Rebecca Fath

A beautiful girl with a great personality is how loved ones are remembering a 17-year-old who was hit and killed while crossing a busy street.

Brittany Burgio was crossing Dewey Avenue near the city line, walking back from 7-Eleven when she was hit around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

Family and friends of 17-year-old Brittany Burgio are leaning on one another Wednesday, trying to process what happened to the teen whose life they say was just beginning.

April Burgio, Brittany’s mom, said, “It is unreal. It really is. I feel like I’m in a dream. I just wish I could wake up from it.”

April Burgio is still in shock. She lost her 17-year-old daughter Tuesday night. Brittany Burgio was right around the corner from her house, walking back from 7-Eleven Tuesday night when she was hit by a car.

Burgio said, “She was my only daughter, she was going to be 18 in July."

Her mother wanted to talk with News10NBC to share her daughter’s life. She says the teen was friendly and caring. Now this mother is holding onto her memories. At the same time, she is trying to understand how this happened.

Brittany’s family and the entire neighborhood are grieving.

Gina Chillis, victim's cousin, said, "We're just going to stick together as a family and hold each other up.  She's got two brothers who are going to miss her.  She had a twin so now she's with her in heaven as well."

Anne Ellison said, “Whoever needed her help, she was there. She was a good girl, a real good girl.  I just can't believe she's gone. She was very smart, beautiful, great personality, got along with mostly everybody."

Investigators say they did question the driver at the scene and he was ticketed for having an invalid license.

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