The Apopka Memorial Middle School student was returning from the Central Florida Fair in Orlando with her mother, Janice Pedroza, 36, and a group of her friends. Bachmann, a rising member of the Future Farmers of America, was at the fair showing off her pig.
After stopping to drop off one of the kids, they began to fight over who was going to sit in the front seat. Bachmann became upset and walked away from the vehicle telling her mom she would rather walk the three miles home than get back in the car.
Dressed in dark clothing, Bachmann walked into the middle of a barely lit road and sat down. Her mother tried to force her off the road as a car approached, but they were too late.
Jackie Suggs who lives across the street from where the incident took place said, “We heard arguing going on and stepped outside. Somebody said ‘get outta here,’ and next thing you know, bam! She got hit and flew up in the air. It was awful. She was lifeless, right there, just lifeless,” said Suggs. “And her mom was just panicking, screaming, and I’m calling 911.”
The pair was plowed over by a car driven by 21-year-old Mackenzi Miller of Apopka. Bachmann and Pedroza were taken to Florida Hospital Apopka where Bachman died. Pedroza was treated for her injuries and released.
Responding police found an open container of Mike’s Hard Lemonade in the center console of Miller’s car. They also noted that she appeared to have blood-shot, glassy eyes and smelled as if she had been drinking.
According Sgt. Ed Chittenden of the Apopka Police Department, smelling of alcohol only indicates a person has consumed alcohol, not that he or she is impaired. Miller’s blood was drawn at the scene and detectives are awaiting the results. A field sobriety test was also done but has not been released pending further investigation of the accident which could take up to 2 months to complete.
According to the comments I’ve read about this girl, the consensus is that she was either a spoiled idiot or she was a child doing what kids sometimes do — being obstinate over stupid shit. What do you think?