Memorial walk honors three teens killed in separate crashes

A memorial walk was held Sunday morning at Spring Grove Cemetery to remember three teens killed in car accidents.

The Walk of Angels 5K Walk/Run honored Lauren Dietz, 14, Miranda Phelps, 15, and Jessica Phillips, 17.

In 2007, Dietz and Phelps were killed in a car crash on Buell Road in Colerain Township. Two years later, Phillips was killed when her car lost control on I-275 near the Colerain Avenue exit.

All three girls were soccer players with the Corpus Christie Athletic Association. Their friend and former teammate Kortney Pifher organized the event in their memory.

"It was amazing just to see all this hard work and all these people coming together because they were touched by the lives of those three beautiful girls," said Pifher. The event was "more than a huge success, more than anything I could have expected."

The walk was also more than a memorial, raising money for two charities. Proceeds will go toward a teen safety driving program called 'Driving Angels' and to a scholarship to help children who want to play soccer and can't afford it.

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