Lincoln High remembers car accident victim

By: Ashley Harding

Friends of Cayliss Mothershed remember her as the kind of girl who was always happy and had a way of being a friend to all.

Standing out against the gray pillars underneath the Highway 77 bridge, sits a bouquet of some of the brightest flowers you'll ever see. It's fitting for Cayliss Mothershed, a young woman who adored bright colors and had a personality to match.

“She always had something nice to say. She was never down about anything. If She was down, she didn't show it,” said Kameron Neeman, a friend of Cayliss.

Police say Cayliss was driving down on South Folsom when she lost control of her car and hit a pole. She died at the scene and her passenger was taken to a nearby hospital. News of Cayliss' death spread quickly. Counselors were on hand at Lincoln High to help students cope with the shock. Many of them took the time to reach out.

“They wrote cards today for the two families and we're able to put those in a basket here,” said Mike Wortman, Principal at Lincoln High.

Friends plan to gather for a candlelight vigil to honor Cayliss' life. It's the perfect gesture to remember a young woman who adored her nephew who was kind and spontaneous and looked forward to graduating from high school and preparing for a bright future.

The vigil for Cayliss will be held Tuesday at Antelope Park at 7:30 p.m. Cayliss' passenger is improving.