Teen killed in ATV accident

By Anthony Antoine | aantoine@wcia.com

Published 10/07 2013 12:06AM

Updated 10/07 2013 01:26PM

PHILO -- A community is heartbroken after an accident claims the life of a former Unity High School student. It was an emotional night for those who knew Annie Daly.

Just hours earlier, on Sunday morning, police say she was riding an ATV at the intersection of 600 North and 1700 East near her home. It flipped when the driver turned and Daly was thrown off. Hours later she died from her injuries.

One of her best friends Rachel Billman said, "We came out to the track today to just remember her life and how good it was. Have everyone come here and support her."

Lindsey Thinnes said, "Annie loved running. She loved track and cross country."

It was at Unity High School where she enjoyed her passion. Family and friends decided to walk that same track for Annie one last time.

Billman said, "What I remember most about her is her smile that she always had on whenever she walked in to any room. She can always make anyone smile that was around her."

Billman and Thinnes say they'll never forget their best friend and the fun times they shared.

Thinnes said, "I'm going to remember her bravery. That's what really stands out to me. She would always tell me, 'Lindsay, you need to do that, you need to do this.' I wanted to see what our lives would be life 10 years from now, 20 years."

Rather than having hopes for the future, Daly's legacy will now live on through memories.

Billman went on to say, "You just take it day-by-day and I have a lot of friends and family to help support me. And her family's been a good support system for me too."

Thinnes said, "If Annie was here, oh God, I would tell her that I love her, that I wish I could have talked to her one more last time."

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