Poway holds vigil for 19-year-old Evelyn Courtney, who died in a car accident Thursday morning, to remember the teen model. Behind the wheel was 44-year-old Robbie Gillespie, who suffered minor injuries.
Crash investigators found a broken bottle of liquor in the car but say it’s not known whether anyone was drinking.
Gillespie was driving southbound on Midland Road. A Poway fire truck was eastbound on Poway Road. The two were driving the speed limit but collided at the intersection.
After learning of Courtney’s death, a group of 20 plus Steinmart employees prayed, share stories about Evelyn, left cards and flowers. The teen model worked at Steinmart and lived in Poway.
Friends said she had a promising career and life in front of her before a collision with a fire truck ended it all too soon.
“It’s going to be hard to get through all this,” said her best friend Sarah Spofford.
Investigators say charges are pending the outcome of this investigation.