Family members have started a GoFundMe campaign to pay funeral expenses for a Winder teen killed as she rode her bicycle home from work on a Barrow County road Sunday night.

Obianuju Faith Osuegbu was struck from behind by a 2008 Ford Taurus as she rode in the eastbound lane of State Route 11 in Barrow County, Georgia State Patrol representative Amy Eubanks said.

She was headed toward her Hickeria Way home from her job at a nearby Ingles just before 9 p.m. Sunday. According to Georgia State Patrol records, the 17-year-old Winder-Barrow High School senior’s bicycle did not have lights. The driver of the Ford Taurus was Chrissy Rawlins, 41, also of Winder.

Rawlins was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and child endangerment. Additional charges could result pending further investigation by the State Patrol’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team.

Winder-Barrow High School noted the young woman’s death without naming her in a Facebook post Monday.

“WBHS Community, we are sorry to share that one of our students passed away yesterday evening,” read the post. The high school scheduled two Google Meets sessions Tuesday for student grief support.

“Please keep their family in your thoughts and prayers as we navigate these difficult times,” the high school posted.

Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 at Smith Memory Chapel in Winder, with funeral services Saturday, Sept. 5, also at Smith Memory Chapel.

Source Article