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Mother's plans funeral of daughter killed in Plant City crash

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Kimberly Jahn plans the funeral for her daughter Lauren Phillips killed in Plant City crash Kimberly Jahn plans the funeral for her daughter Lauren Phillips killed in Plant City crash
Lauren Phillips, 19, one of the victims. Lauren Phillips, 19, one of the victims.
The mother of the 19-year old college student killed in an early morning wreck in Plant City on Friday is laying her daughter to rest Wednesday morning.

Kimberly Jahn says her daughter, Lauren Phillips, was on her way home to meet her newborn infant niece when that wreck happened.

Shortly after 4 a.m., Jahn says she heard the doorbell ring.

"I came to the door, just as they were asking my husband if Kimberly was here, and I said that's me," said Jahn. "The trooper asked me if I have a daughter named Lauren Phillips, and as soon as they say that, you know what's coming next."

The accident happened on State Road 60 and Smith Ryals Road in south Plant City shortly after midnight on Friday.

The highway patrol says the driver of a BMW was speeding eastbound on SR 60 when he lost control, crossed the median and hit a Cadillac head on. The driver of the BMW, Rolando Silva, died at the scene.

The driver and two passengers in the Cadillac were also killed.

Troopers identified the driver as 26-year old Joseph Vizcarrondo. The passengers were 25-year old Jenna Dawn Kelly, and Lauren Phillips.

Phillips was a pitcher for the softball team at South Florida State College in Avon Park. She wanted to continue her education at the University of South Florida, where she hoped to continue playing softball. Her mother said she had dreams of following in her footsteps and becoming a teacher.

"She always looked up to me and wanted to be like me and she didn't realize that she was a much better version than I was," said Jahn. "She was all the things that I wish I did better."

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Brandon, 216 N. Parsons Street, Brandon, with the family receiving friends one hour prior to services. Interment will follow at Bloomingdale Cemetery.

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