Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Baltimore~ Best Friends Fatally Struck By Vehicle
A car heading south struck Courtney Angeles, 16, and Emerald Smith, 17, at West Pratt Street and sped off without stopping, according to city police. The teens were rushed to nearby Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where they died early Tuesday, nine minutes apart.
You could never separate them two," said Courtney's sister, Stephanie Angeles.
On Tuesday, two groups of tearful family and friends gathered at the victims' rowhouses, one on James Street, the other a block away on Glyndon Avenue.
Angeles died at 12:10 a.m. and Smith at 12:19 a.m.
Baltimore police accident investigators have interviewed the suspects and are consulting with the Baltimore State's attorney's office before filing charges. Silbert also said the investigators are reviewing surveillance footage from red light cameras.
"She did anything for anyone," said Amanda Channell. "That's why she was walking Emerald to meet her friend."
"She was Team Edward," said Amanda Channell, explaining Courtney's preference for the vampire character over the teen werewolf in the popular Twilight series of books and movies. But it was Taylor Lautner, who played the werewolf, that "Courtney thought … was hot," she said.
Courtney attended Maritime Industries Academy High School and would have entered the 10th grade in the fall.