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Girl speaks after tragic graduation night

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

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

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

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

Now her granddaughter ispreparing for her funeral instead of college.

Shelby Penrod reminisced abouther grandmother, Dorothy. She says she was a sweet lady who had Alzheimers, andloved to iron clothes as a hobby.

She traveled here from Texasand 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 walkingnext to her and was also hit.

He remains in the hospitaltonight and is said to be critical.

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

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

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

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