'She was the sweetest girl ever. She would do anything for anyone,' parents of teen killed in weekend car accident share memories of their little girl

Friends and teammates are mourning the loss of a Brazil, Indiana teen. Investigators said 16-year-old Rylee Rogers was killed in car accident early Saturday morning.

Posted: Jul 28, 2019 5:12 PM
Updated: Jul 28, 2019 10:42 PM

Brazil, Ind. (WTHI) - Friends and teammates are mourning the loss of a Brazil, Indiana teen.

That's after she was killed in a car accident early Saturday morning.

Investigators said 16-year-old Rylee Rogers was killed in the accident.

Family, friends and her volleyball coaches said in her 16 years, she impacted many lives.

"She was the sweetest girl ever. She would do anything for anyone, and was best friends with her older sister. They did everything together," said Karen Rogers, Rylee's mother.

Rylee would've been on the Northview Varsity Volleyball team this year.

Her coaches said she was a great player and teammate, and they will be missing a piece of the puzzle without her this season.

"Rylee was going to dress varsity this year, and me and Mo were excited to tell her, because out of anybody she does work really hard. Does everything we ask. So we were really excited to see her face when we got to tell her she got to dress varsity. Her name is going to be on the roster all season, and they'll be a spot on the bench for her all year," said Erica Garrison, Northview Volleyball Coach.

Dealing with the loss of Rylee is difficult for everyone, but her parents are hopeful volleyball will keep them close to their daughter, even now that she's gone.

"I wanted to learn how to coach. Last year was my first year coaching, so I hope that I get to continue that again this year with the travel volleyball team that she's played on for the last couple of years, and that's how myself I'm going to keep Rylee and I alive," said Ryan Rogers, Rylee's father.

Others said they hope this reminds everyone life truly is too short.

"The most important possession they have is the next 24 hours. You know kids always think that there's next year and the next season, and it takes something like this to put something like this in perspective that there are no guarantees in anything," said Greg Mogan, Assistant Volleyball Coach.

Counselors will be available to meet with students Monday morning at Northview High School.

Rylee's parents said local pastors will also be at the high school Monday for students and volleyball players as they begin to process this loss.

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