UNION TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - Brittany Foster lost her life when her parents had to make the tragic decision to pull her off life support.
After the final surgery, doctors gave the family no hope that she would be able to live a normal life.
Foster, 17, was one of three people in a pickup truck when it hit a deer on westbound Ohio 32 at Olive Branch- Stonelick Road, Union Township police Lt. Anthony Rees said.
Rodney "Jamie" Foster, Brittany's dad said she had text her mother that morning telling her she was on her way and and to make sure she is woken up because she has work in morning. Instead, Mr. Fsoter said the family had received a knock at the door from police.
They were told to go to the hospital as their daughter had been in an accident.
Brittany exited the vehicle and was struck by an incoming van, leaving her pinned against the pickup truck.
The Hamilton County Coroner's office said Foster lost both of her legs and was flown to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. She died Thursday June 2nd
The driver of the van sustained minor injuries.
Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash, Lt. Rees said.
Police tell FOX 19 the expect to hand the case over to prosecutors in the next few weeks and they will decide on charges.
"Man I hate you. I hate what you did to me," Rodney said about the man who hit his daughter.
Rodney explained to us that doctors told him she may never breathe on her own again and it was unlikely that she would be able to communicate. So the family had to make the tough choice. They chose to pull her off life support. "It's the toughest thing I ever had to do," Rodney said.
The family felt they were making the decision Brittany would have wanted. Now they prepare to have a viewing the funeral this week.
It will be June 9th from 6-8pm at Mt. Repose Church in Milford. "Everyone is welcome and we are allowing her friends and classmates to bring their sharpies in any color so that they can sign her casket like a yearbook," Rodney tells Fox 19 Now.
Friday morning at 11 she will be buried at the same place.
The family has set up a GOFUND me account to help with funeral cost.