Visitation Held For Teen Killed On Side Of Interstate

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Visitation Held For Teen Killed On Side Of Interstate

CREATED Apr 15, 2014

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Visitation was held Monday for a teenage boy struck and killed while changing his mother's tire on the side of the interstate in Smyrna last week.

The visitation for Clifton Braunwalder was held from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Rose Catholic Parish in Murfreesboro.

Clifton's Boy Scout Troop also held vigil outside at the church. More than 100 boy scouts came out to honor him. Many who showed up said they did not know Clifton but felt it was their duty to pay their respects.

"Even though I didn't know him personally you feel this sort of urgency to come because he's another boy scout," said 13-year-old Andrew Telford from Troop 1108. "He was helping. I hope the community remembers him as a great person."

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Clifton Braunwalder died Thursday while changing a tire on his mother's car along I-24 in Rutherford County.

Another car, driven by 33-year-old Tina Wilson, allegedly swerved off the road, striking Clifton and his mother.

Wilson allegedly left the scene, but a witness followed her into Davidson County. She was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault, and leaving the scene of an accident. Wilson has been denied bond.

At a private service Sunday, the Boy Scouts honored Clifton with a Spirit of the Eagle award.

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