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Death and Grieving Coping with loss is difficult at any age, but you are not alone during this difficult time. Reach out to other users in this forum.

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This is the story of how my friend died - April 13th 2012, 01:47 AM

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Honor roll student Brianne Myers, 15, loved to sing and doodle eyes and planned to become a veterinarian. Her friend Tatyana Sawka, 13, loved cheerleading, makeup and her chickens named Raphael and Miss Chicken.
The girls' lives ended during a spring break sleepover Monday night.
Police said Brianne and Tatyana -- both eighth-graders at Patrick Henry Middle School in Woodhaven -- may have been horseplaying in the dark stretch of West Road in front of Tatyana's Brownstown Township home when they were struck by a vehicle.
"All I've got to say is, everybody, please pray," Linda Kidd-Belknap, 58, of Dearborn, a friend of Tatyana's grandmother, said Tuesday.
Kidd-Belknap also asked for prayers for Brianne's family and for the 75-year-old man whose van hit the girls about 9:30 p.m. just west of Sylvan. The driver told police he didn't know what he hit but pulled over immediately. He was questioned and released.
"It's a freak accident, and we've got prayer for their family, too," Kidd-Belknap said.
Witnesses told police they saw Brianne and Tatyana sitting, kneeling and lying on their backs in the lanes of traffic.
The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office is expected to rule whether the deaths were intentional or accidental, Deputy Chief Robert Matthews said Tuesday.
"It's hard to determine what was going on in their mind," Matthews said, adding that neither showed indications of being suicidal.
Brianne's mother, Heather Bennett, said her daughter often broke into song -- her favorite band was Evanescence -- and wanted to attend veterinary school in Chicago.
"Just beautiful, smart, intelligent, made friends with everyone," Bennett said Tuesday outside their Woodhaven apartment about a mile from the accident site.
Tatyana's younger sister, Jordan Sawka, 11, was home with her grandmother and uncle when Tatyana was killed outside.
"She was an amazing sister," Jordan said. "When people were mean to me, she always stood up for me."

-I know Jordan. She was an awesome sister to Tatyana. But now my mom just found out that Tatyana died and she is telling everybody and saying how stupid she was for playing in the road at night. I really do miss her. But now you guys have like the entire stroy.


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R.I.P. Tatyana Sawka June 20, 1998- April 9, 2012
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Re: This is the story of how my friend died - April 13th 2012, 02:07 AM

I'm sorry to hear about this. It was definitely tragic. I'll keep their families in my thoughts for sure.


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Re: This is the story of how my friend died - April 13th 2012, 02:14 AM

Aw thank you. Her family is always in my thoughts now. I understand why they were hit. I saw this video of her hometown and Tatyana's sister. Jordan said the last thing that Tatyana said to her was "I love you." There wasn't any side walk where they were. It was just a busy highway type of street. She was always the kind to play in the dark. When I went to one of Tatyana's birthday party one year we all went down to this park and we were playing flashlight tag. I sat out most of the time so I wouldn't get hurt, but her mom was with us.


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Re: This is the story of how my friend died - April 21st 2012, 05:03 AM

Oh my goodness. That is horrible. I'm so sorry you're having to go through this. i'm here if you need me
   
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Re: This is the story of how my friend died - April 21st 2012, 07:28 PM

Thank you very much.


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Re: This is the story of how my friend died - April 21st 2012, 09:26 PM

Once again, I am truly sorry for the loss. Its a shame that people can even think about blaming anyone in this situation; unfortunately accidents do happen and no one should be blamed for [most] of them. I hope that the community, and all those effected will be able to remain strong. I will keep all effected in my thoughts.


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Re: This is the story of how my friend died - April 22nd 2012, 12:22 AM

Thank you very much. Accidents do happen.


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Re: This is the story of how my friend died - April 24th 2012, 05:50 PM

This is very tragic and unfortunate Hope you're okay. Sorry you've had to go through this. I'm here if you wanna talk x


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Re: This is the story of how my friend died - April 24th 2012, 08:01 PM

Aw thank you. Yeah I'm okay, dealing with it, but okay.


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Re: This is the story of how my friend died - April 25th 2012, 11:49 PM

im sorry Rachel. ill gives you a biiiiiiiiig hug next time i sees you. we both need it, i assume


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Re: This is the story of how my friend died - April 26th 2012, 10:32 PM

Aw thanks. Yeah we do. I can't wait to see you.


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Re: This is the story of how my friend died - April 26th 2012, 10:38 PM

i cant wait to see you too ill be over.. saturday? to see uncle cinininim and aunt frenchtoaststick
we can do this though<3


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Re: This is the story of how my friend died - April 26th 2012, 10:44 PM

Yay! I need to see you. We can go through it together.


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