WARWICK, N.Y. – A simple memorial for a New York teenager killed in a car crash is evoking memories of higher-profile tragedies.
An artist who has made tall steel angels to commemorate the Sept. 11 attacks and the Tucson, Ariz., mass shooting that injured then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords sculpted another angel to honor high school senior Christina Ginley, of Warwick.
The teen's firefighter uncle was killed at the World Trade Center in 2001. Her grandparents later became good friends with the sculptor and were invited to the 2011 dedication of an angel for the youngest victim of the Arizona shooting.
Christina had been active in charity work. When she died in the Virginia car crash, the Pennsylvania artist asked if she could make an angel for her.
Christina's grandfather says the angel has provided comfort.