DANBURY, Ct - Rebecca Townsend put together a bucket list after being given a senior project. In the next few months, she checked off things like “kissing in the rain,” and traveling to Spain. She even started a charity for third world girls called “She’s the First.”
In addition, on her list was “save a life.” She did just that in her final moment.
Townsend was walking across a road with a friend when a car came barreling toward them. Rebecca used her last breath to push 17-year-old Benjamin Arne away from the vehicle. Both were hit by the car, but Townsend took the brunt of the collision and was killed.
Newser writes Arne said the “last thing he can remember is Rebecca pushing him out of the way.” Arne remains at the hospital in serious but stable condition.
“She was a wonderful, wonderful person,” Immaculate High School Principal Joe Carmen told newstimes.com.