Monroe junior high school student was injured and died after jumping from a moving car his mother was driving at South Gate.
Dr. Julie Everly, director of Monroe Public School, identified the victim as MMS 8th grade Angelina Jones, 14,.
“There is no word to describe the loss of this sweet girl who was in her lifetime,” Everly said in a memo to the community. “She touched her students and staff with a gentle spirit, a gentle heart, and a bright smile. She is also deeply remembered by the teachers and staff at Custer and Arborwood Elementary Schools where she attended first grade. . “
The Southgate Police Department reported that the incident occurred around 7:30 pm on Sunday, April 17th.
According to police, her mother and Angelina claimed when a teenager jumped out of a moving vehicle and Angelina was seriously injured. According to police, she was initially listed in danger, but she was injured and died on Wednesday.
According to police, the mother was arrested on suspicion of operating under the influence and later released until toxicological results were obtained.
“Our detectives are working with the Wayne County Public Prosecutor’s Office to submit a formal warrant request once all evidence has been collected and the investigation is complete,” the press release said.
Everly of Monroe said Angelina recently returned to the Monroe community after spending several years in Wayne County. She said Angelina she is loved by many.
“When we mourn together, our focus as a district is to provide support to our students and staff,” Everly said. “Additional members of our district’s social and emotional team will attend Monroe Middle School to address student questions and support needs.”
Everly added that counselors and social workers will be available to all students and staff who want to talk to someone at school.
A GoFundMe account has also been created for the Jones family. The girl identified as Chelsea Jones in her account, on behalf of the Jones family, she wrote that fundraising was initiated to support her family.
“As a result of the tragic accident, we are saddened by the heavy and broken heart of Angelina Hope Jones’ death,” Chelsea wrote. “At the very young age of 14, Angelina was a daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin, and many friends. She illuminated every room she walked with beautiful blue eyes, a big smile and brilliance. Angelina Has really missed and blessed many, especially her family. “
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