SEMINOLE, Fla. — Students at Seminole High School are mourning the loss of one of their own.
- Student killed by suspected drunk driver
- Sophia Delott was the only girl on the Seminole High football team
- If you would like to donate to her family, click here
Sophia Delott, 17, was hit by a suspected drunk driver. She was riding her bike home from work in Indian Rocks Beach on Friday.
She was well known at school, as she was the only girl on the Seminole High football team.
Her teammates say she didn’t want to be treated any different.
“She wants to get hit. She wants to be treated like all of us,” teammate Antonio Rivera said.
Teammates joined together on Saturday, laying Sophia’s jersey at her locker with her equipment.
“This has been a huge nightmare I’m hoping to wake up from,” teammate Nicholi Idzinksi said. “It’s just devastating to lose such a special person.
Delott was killed while riding her bike home from work on the Indian Rocks Causeway Bridge.
Deputies say 69-year old Neil Singhal veered into the bike lane. He appeared to be drunk.
“That could be my kid,” said Grace MacDonald, vice president of the Seminole High Football Boosters. “It could be any of these boys. It’s just devastating.”
Delott played safety for the team and tackling wasn’t her only impact.
“She’s the person who drove me on the team. I’m sure she drove everybody else,” Idzinski said.
She was planning on joining the Marines when she graduated next year. She was already active in the recruitment process.
Friends are raising money for Delott’s family.
If you’d like to donate to help Delott's family, a GoFundMe page has been set up.