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Brittney Walsh, Teen Killed By Alleged Drunk Driver, Laid To Rest

BABYLON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) - Last week, Brittney Walsh and her classmates were celebrating their graduation from Copiague High School on Long Island.

WCBS 880's Sophia Hall On The Story


Today, those same classmates went to the Claude Boyd Spencer Funeral Home in Babylon to say goodbye to Walsh, WCBS 880's Sophia Hall reported.

Walsh, 18, was killed on Sunday, June 24 when a Michael Grasing, who police said was driving with a blood alcohol limit nearly four times the legal limit, slammed into her car while she was driving home from work.

Tahmena Kahn was one of her best friends and spoke to Hall.

"She was beyond a caring person," Kahn said. "She was the world to me. She was my absolute best friend and she was always there for each other and I was always there for her. I couldn't tell you how many times she could lift up anybody's mood and day."

Claude Boyd Spencer Funeral Home
Mourners arrive at the Claude Boyd Spencer Funeral Home - Babylon, NY - Jun 29, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Pastor Lee Gangaware said he has understandably heard the question 'Why? Why a girl so young with such a bright future ahead of her?'

"There is no explanation beyond our faith beyond this life," he said. "God has a plan beyond our plan."

After services at the funeral home, Walsh was buried at a cemetery in Lindenhurst.

The district attorney and police are asking anyone who witnessed any of the events that evening – before, during or after the crash – to call the Suffolk County Police Department at 631-854-8152.

Grasing was charged with DWI, but could face different charges.

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