October 30, 2014

Mom of Spartanburg teen killed trick-or-treating asks for caution this Halloween

10-30-2014 South Carolina:

SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) - Erica Fields, 17, was hit by a car while collecting candy with her younger brother on Halloween in 2013.

Her mother Kalani Fields said she never wants any parent to go through what she did the night her daughter died.

Fields said Erica and her brother were with a larger group near Fernwood Drive when a car came towards them. Fields said Erica pushed her brother out of the way of the car before being struck.

"Infectious happiness," is how Fields described her daughter. "She was always happy. She loved her friends and her family."

Spartanburg police investigated the crash and closed the case without pressing charges against the driver. Fields said her faith led her to forgive the man that hit her daughter. And as Halloween approaches once again, she is asking for all those that plan to be out to be extra cautious.

"Be vigilant, be safe, trick-or-treat in the daytime hours," Fields said. "Drivers be vigilant, drive slower than the speed limit, there are children out there. I don't want to turn on the news and see that another family has gone through this."

Spartanburg police is reminding parents and drivers to stay safe on Halloween as well. Read their safety tips here. ..Source.. by Adrian Acosta

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