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Portland Teen Killed In Hit & Run Laid To Rest

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Posted at 10:09 PM, Jun 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 01:46:05-04

PORTLAND, Tenn. - The teenager killed in a hit and run accident in Portland has been laid to rest.

Saturday, many members of the community went to the Portland Funeral Chapel to show support for a mother who lost her daughter, 14-year-old Brianna Lowe.

Not one empty seat could be found when friends and family came to say one last goodbye to Brianna.

"She was wonderful, loving and caring person, couldn't ask for a better kid," said Samantha Key, Brianna's cousin.

They wrote cards of gratitude, and during the service they got to see baby pictures of a sweet girl many described as quiet and caring.

Brianna was killed Tuesday on Dobbins Pike, and police said she was hit by a car that didn't stop.

Outside the funeral home was a long line of motorcycles. Some of the riders knew the family well, and they had come to show their support. Many said they were still in shock about the accident.

“Girl hadn't even gotten into high school yet, just 14 years old, and her life to be snuffed out so quickly,” said LJ Johnson, a family friend. “Just as good a girl as you'd want to know.”

The same motorcyclists showing their support planned on having a ride to benefit Brianna and her family. That ride has been scheduled for Saturday, June 27 at the American Legion Post 75.

A $5 breakfast was scheduled to start at 9 a.m. with the ride beginning at 10 a.m. There’s a $20 registration fee, and all the money was set to go to Brianna's family.

Amanda Hall, the woman accused of hitting Brianna, was still behind bars. She was charged with reckless homicide, leaving the scene of an accident, and driving on a revoked license.

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