MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 17-year-old Holly Springs girl was killed Thursday in a one-car crash in Marshall County, the Mississippi Highway Patrol said.
Katravia Robinson was driving a 1998 Ford Explorer east on Highway 178. Shortly before 5 p.m., the vehicle left the roadway and rolled over several times.
Robinson received fatal injuries in the crash. Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating.
Emma Bowens, Katravia’s grandmother, says she was a senior at Holly Springs High School with a promising future.
“She was looking forward to her graduation. We had ordered her cap and gown and tassel and I was going to go and see if I could get her a ring,” Bowens said. “She told me way back that she wanted to be a pediatrician. I said, ‘Do you know how long that takes, girl?’ and she said, ‘That’s what I want to do.'”
Katravia turned 17 on August 25, and Bowens vividly recalls the last time she saw her granddaughter. It was Thursday, a short time before her fatal crash.
“When she came in the house she was just as happy as could be and I said, ‘Well, I cooked some cabbage and cornbread,’ but she don’t like cornbread. She said she went by Popeye’s and got her some chicken and some fries,” Bowens said.
Bowens says Katravia left and within a matter of minutes, Bowens was notified of the fatal accident. She went to the scene but was not able to see her granddaughter.
“We don’t know what happened,” Bowens said. “We just don’t know, we just don’t know what happened.”
Bowens says now all that’s left are memories of the good times and thoughts of what the future could have held for Katravia.
“She was a good child. I asked her, ‘How you feel since you turned 17?’ and she looked at me and smiled. The idea was getting ready for graduation,” Bowens said.
Katravia planned on attending Alcorn State University. Funeral arraignments are incomplete.