Teen mom killed on Halloween remembered by friends, family
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- For those who knew 17-year-old Savannah McInnis, she was many things. Most of all, a devoted mom to her 2-year-old autistic son Cayden.
"She has a little boy who isn't going to know his mom ever because someone decided to take her. I just want answers," said her sister Brianna Serratos.
At a memorial Sunday near where she was killed, her family, friends and fiance came together to cry, pray and say goodbye.
Her fiance Jacob Varsalona said, "She was a lover. She was a giver," as he fought back tears.
On Thursday, Savannah was heading home after a night of trick or treating with her son and her fiance's aunt and uncle (the police initially identified the older couple in the car as grandparents).
At 9:30 p.m. Halloween night, police said Savannah was traveling in a car on Coleman Street heading into intersection on Ann Road. A car hit the driver's side and Savannah died at the scene.
The uncle is still critical, the aunt suffered some injuries, but Cayden was okay.
Savannah's mom, Julie, said, "This little guy is in good hands. He misses his momma and being autistic, it's going to make the challenges ahead of us all the more difficult."
His godmother Tristan Penn has set up a charity called First Five in Savannah's honor.
"I want people to know her story and she wanted people to know she wanted to be an inspiration to other teen moms," said Tristan.
Now everyone's goal is to move forward and do what they can for Cayden.
"There was a reason she was on this earth, give us Cayden and to give us a glimpse of heaven when we meet her there," said her friend Kacia Pretty.
The family has set up an account through Bank of America if you would like to donate.
The number is 501011840240 under Cayden M.D. McInnis.