Family of woman killed in violent Youngstown crash still seeking justice six months later
The family of a woman who was killed in a violent Youngstown crash is still seeking justice six months after the crash.
21 News caught up with members of 22-year-old Kaitlyn Cefalde's family, who say they're upset that the suspect responsible for the crash has still not been caught yet.
The crash occurred back in December of 2022, when a car struck a pole on Mahoning Avenue and split in half as a result of the crash with one half winding up in the parking lot of a CVS and the other winding up near West Side Merchants, nearly a block away.
Kaitlyn was a passenger in the car.
Kaitlyn's grandfather, Michael Cefalde II tells 21 News his granddaughter was a very kind, outgoing woman.
"She was beautiful, [she] loved people, she got along with kids well. When she was at Ursuline, she helped paint houses. She would do anything for anybody," Michael II said.
Kaitlyn's parents, Michael Cefalde III and Kristina Henick added that she loved to swim and was a member of the swim team during her time at Ursuline High School.
"She absolutely loved to be outdoors, the beach and swimming as she participated all the way through the YMCA and through high school at Ursuline High School she was a swimmer. She loved the water and loved to be outside," Michael III said.
Family and friends gathered at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Youngstown Sunday afternoon to honor Kaitlyn's life, with her grandparents telling us this is not the first time this was done, with the first ceremony being held three months following her death.
Her grandparents tell us there could be more celebrations of Kaitlyn's life like this in the coming months and they hope this could become a tradition every few months.