FORT WORTH -- The family of a 17-year-old girl killed in a Monday night car crash is devastated, saying Bailey Goss deserved much better than to to die on a rural road in Tarrant County.
"There are no words to really describe it," said Heather Jackson Sledge, Goss' older cousin.
The family spent much of Tuesday making arrangements. Goss just started her senior year at Aledo High school. Her senior photos were taken on Friday.
"We're trying to get them done before the services for our family," Sledge said.
Goss was a passenger in a 1967 Ford Mustang when it hit a van head on in the 12000 block of White Settlement Road just after 8 p.m. Monday.
The Tarrant County Sheriff's Office said the driver of the Mustang, Shane Knapp, was airlifted to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. Authorities took a blood draw after determining signs of alcohol at the crime scene.
Knapp's 16-year-old daughter, a close friend of Goss, was also in the car. She, too, was injured and taken to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital.
"We just are shocked," Sledge said.
Two people in the van were also hurt, but are expected to be okay.
The accident remains under investigation.
Sledge said Shane Knapp was in critical condition and on life support.
Goss' funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Springtown Church of Christ, 316 Church St., in Springtown.
Her family said she was already preparing to take college courses and pursue a degree in business technology.