Girl speaks after tragic graduation night - Tucson News Now

Girl speaks after tragic graduation night

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A Tucson family is coming to terms tonight with the tragic death of a family member.

The family of Dorothy Penrod, a woman hit and killed by a car after graduation, is speaking out.

She spent her final moments at Mountain View High School as she watched her granddaughter graduate. Right after the ceremony, she was hit by a car.

Now her granddaughter is preparing for her funeral instead of college.

Shelby Penrod reminisced about her grandmother, Dorothy. She says she was a sweet lady who had Alzheimers, and loved to iron clothes as a hobby.

She traveled here from Texas and had been here for three days up until the graduation.

Right after the ceremony, Dorothy was hit and killed by a car while crossing the street. Her nephew was walking next to her and was also hit.

He remains in the hospital tonight and is said to be critical.

Meanwhile, Shelby is still coming to terms with her grandmother's death.

"I was speechless. I couldn't function right. You know, I just graduated and now I have to see my grandmother on the ground and uncle on the ground so it was extremely hard," Shelby said.

The family is having a yard sale Sunday morning at 7129 W. Autumn Gold Court, Marana, 85743. It starts at 8 a.m. They're also asking for donations.

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