Warwick student Elizabeth Gorshack funeral Mass set for Wednesday

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Elizabeth Gorshack, the 18-year-old college freshman killed when she was hit by a car in South Carolina, will be remembered in a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Church in Florida.

The Mass will be held less than half a mile from SS Seward High School, where she played basketball, soccer and softball and ran cross-country.

On Tuesday, family and friends paid respects to the Coastal Carolina University freshman during wake services in her native Warwick.

Gorshack was killed early Friday morning when she tried to cross a South Carolina highway that runs between the university and student housing. At 12:18 a.m., she was hit by a 2006 Toyota driven by 19-year-old Julian Delvasto, also a student at Coastal Carolina University, police said.

Delvasto was arrested after driving away from the scene, according to police. He was charged with reckless homicide, a felony charge equivalent to vehicular manslaughter in New York's penal code. Gorshack suffered head trauma and died of her injuries.

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Gorshack is survived by her parents, John and Claudia Gorshack, and her sister, Melissa Gorshack.

Students at Coastal Carolina University conducted a candlelight vigil Monday evening to honor Gorshack. About 100 students attended the ceremony in a local park, according to the Sun News of Myrtle Beach.


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