UPDATE: Wake Co. Teen Killed In DWI Crash Remembered At Funeral Wednesday

Hundreds of mourners, many of them teenagers, filled a Raleigh church Wednesday to remember a high school student killed in a DWI crash.

Elizabeth Molloy died Saturday morning. Many wore pink ties or scarves in her honor, and her casket was covered in messages... written in pink.

Friends say Elizabeth loved to help others. She volunteered for geriatric hospice care. Molloy was with Garrett Prince who was allegedly drunk when he crashed the car.

Prince's jeep was traveling 75mph in a 30mph zone before crashing into a tree.

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A high school student is due in court Monday after a weekend crash killed his 17-year-old passenger.

Elizabeth Molloy, seen in the picture, died at the scene early Saturday morning. Raleigh police say 16-year-old Garrett Prince lost control of his Jeep SUV around 2:15 am, ran off the road and struck a tree.

A report says the Jeep was going 75 mph in a 30 mph zone. Police spokesman Jim Sughrue says the driver is charged with felony death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired, careless driving, speeding, open container of liquor and possession of marijuana.

Prince and Malloy were students at Millbrook High School in Raleigh. Fellow students gathered at the crash site for a candlelight vigil Sunday.

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A high school student is charged with felony drunken driving after a weekend crash killed his 17-year-old passenger.

Raleigh police say the 16-year-old driver lost control of his Jeep sport utility vehicle about 2:15 a.m. Saturday, ran off the road and struck a tree. A report says the Jeep was traveling 75 mph in a 30 mph zone.

Police spokesman Jim Sughrue says the driver is charged with felony death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired, careless driving, speeding, open container of liquor and possession of marijuana.

Police say Millbrook High School student Elizabeth Molloy died at the scene. The driver was treated for injuries at a local hospital.

Millbrook students gathered at the crash site for a candlelight vigil Saturday.

The driver's first court appearance is set for Monday.


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  • by James Location: New Bern on Jan 12, 2012 at 12:00 PM
    when are these kids going to learn? How many deaths need to happen that shouldnt have? Where were the parents? Drugs & alcohol were involved. This is a shame and it shouldnt happen
  • by Anonymous on Jan 12, 2012 at 05:47 AM
    he needed help WAY before this...he was charged with felony first degree burglary, misd. larceny and 3 counts of probation violation...I mean really? wonder what he did to get on probation to begin with?
  • by Family Friend Location: Raleigh on Jan 12, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    This is just a tragedy for everyone involved. Sad sad sad sad sad. What a horrible loss. Nothing will make it better or change it. Teens don't realize how fragile life is. These two didn't do anything much different than many other teens are doing. Unfortunately these two were not as lucky as the masses. Parents fuss over & over. Teens think they are invisible.
    I hope both families can find comfort in the days ahead as the loss is HUGE & the worse known to parents. May Liz rest in peace. Hope Garrett is okay. What a horrible loss for two great kids. So sad.
  • by a concerned mom Location: Wake Forest on Jan 10, 2012 at 09:12 PM
    I think the provisional licenses are there for a reason and we could save some of our children if parents enforced this. It is a tragedy that we need to avoid by stepping up as parents.
  • by katherine Location: raleigh nc on Jan 9, 2012 at 03:54 PM
    Why did she even get in the car?????? What type of condition was she in - hopefully she did not feel a thing!
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      by Anonymous on Jan 12, 2012 at 05:45 AM in reply to katherine
      watch the video...the guy pulled her out of the car with no pulse.
  • by bob Location: nd on Jan 9, 2012 at 01:52 PM
    lock the kid up,..throw away the key
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      by martin on Jan 9, 2012 at 02:39 PM in reply to bob
      Bob you are such a fool, get a job and stop your stupid comments.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 12, 2012 at 05:44 AM in reply to martin
        he has previous charges of felony first degree burglary,MISDEMEANOR LARCENY and 3 counts of violation of probation...this is BEFORE the crash.
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          by Joe on Jan 12, 2012 at 09:32 AM in reply to
          If this is true, it sounds like he needs to do some time in the joint then.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 9, 2012 at 12:42 PM
    You know what the kids are not learning from the parents they are learning from society. Over a million people get caught drinking and driving. Including police officers. If they look at the news and see an officer accused of drinking and driving or they know one that does it they think to themselves well I can do it too, so when we stop all the adults from doing it then the kids will learn it is bad. Until then stop complaining about the kids.
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on Jan 12, 2012 at 11:42 AM in reply to
      It does make one wonder. Many youths can't wait to try cigarettes, drugs, alcohol, have sex, get pregnant out of wedlock, shoplift, and skip school. Thankfully, there are just as many who want to make a difference in society, get an education, be responsible citizens, and don't follow that wide path to self-destruction. I've known some from both groups. Those teens who tried just a little bit harder to do the right thing are responsible parents and good citizens today; the others have gone on to a host of problems, or are no longer with us. Ultimately, it's about choice.
  • by Sunshine on Jan 9, 2012 at 11:51 AM
    This is sad for both families involved. I hope and pray that everyone men/women, boys/girls all learn that drinking a driving don't mix. My deepest sympathy to the Malloy family. On another note I also hope this will get parents to understand that find out where you children are. Being out at 2:00 am for a 16 or 17 year old is mighty late. Remember you are the parents. Take control of your children lives. Sure they will hate you now but will thank you later. At 2 am my children were in the house at this age.
  • by me Location: bayboro, n.c. on Jan 9, 2012 at 08:16 AM
    Our thoughts and prayers are with these families.
  • by Grant on Jan 9, 2012 at 06:01 AM
    What a sad story. It's so sad that this young woman lost her life at 2:15am. I'm so sorry to hear that she got into a car with another young child who made a decision to go 45 miles over the posted speed limit. I'm also so sorry to hear that time and time again, hearing stories like this on a weekly basis, that children and parents don't take heart with these stories and educate their children more. Another senseless loss of life, and my prayers to this driver who will have to live with this for the rest of his life. My prayers to the parents of this girl, as another life is lost way too soon. Maybe other families will read this and learn from this preventable loss.
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