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Warwick student Elizabeth Gorshack funeral Mass set for Wednesday

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.

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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