Update: Friends and Schools Mourn Loss of Girl Hit and Killed by Car

Reported by: Ian Preston
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Updated: 11/14/2013 6:22 pm
Those close to a 12 year-old girl who was hit and killed by a car Wednesday are speaking out about the young girl.

Lexington Police say Payton Griffith died early Wednesday evening after a car hit her while she was walking home.

She was within eyesight of her home when she was hit.

Police have not filed any charges against the driver. They say the driver told them that the sun was in their eyes and that they did not see the young girl until it was too late.

Bryan Station Middle School Principal Lester Diaz says Griffith was a straight-A student who loved reading and Math.

Diaz says the students wrote letters to the Griffith's family on Wednesday, while faculty wore special ribbons in honor of the sixth grader.

Steven Arnett lives next to the Griffiths. He says Payton was 'tom-boy' who always wanted to be with the guys or playing sports.

A memorial fund has been setup at all Lexington 5/3rd Banks in Payton Griffith's name to help with the funeral expenses.

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