BUCKSPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Two days after the funeral of Taylor Darveau, police are still investigating the car crash that took her life. An accident her parents say could have been avoided, had their daughter not gotten in the passenger seat of a car driven by a friend who had only had their drivers license for 2 months.
That accident happening October 3, when Taylor was on her way home in a vehicle driven by a friend. The vehicle ended up veering off the road and striking a tree on Bucksmills Road, resulting in the death of the 15-year-old. Her parents, Corey and Christina Darveau, have since been overcome by support from their community who have sent thousands of letters and flowers.
"Everyone has been extremely helpful, extremely concerned and emotional about it," said Corey Darveau.
Taylor's parents hope others will learn from their daughters death, who they say was riding with a driver who didn't have their license long enough to have non family passengers. A 6 month condition for new Maine Drivers that was coincidentally changed to 9 months the day of Taylor's funeral service.
"The kids need to know how serious it is when you have that distraction in the car," said Christina Darveau.
The family has set up the Taylor Darveau Memorial Scholarship in their daughter's memory. You can contact the Bucksport High School to find out how to donate to that fund.