JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It has been a tough start to the school year for students at Wolfson High School. Not long after the school year began, honor student JaNay Jackson was killed when a van slammed into her bedroom. Under the Friday night lights of tonight's football game, her school is going to honor her memory.
JaNay was the drum major for the marching band at Wolfson High School and that band is going to do a tribute for her at tonight's game.
JaNay was killed on August 28th when a van crashed into the side of her home in the middle of the night, killing her as she was sleeping her bed. Family members say she was ranked third in her class, a high achiever who dreamed of attending nursing school.
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Her teachers described her as "exceptional" and "always joyful" and kind to the people around her.
Her funeral service will be Saturday at 5:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home in Jacksonville.
As for the driver of the van that slammed into the side of that home, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has identified Ismet Sijamhodzic as the driver.
Public records show between 1996 and 2007, he received nine tickets for moving violations. Six for speeding, one for careless driving and two for running stop signs.
So far he has not been arrested, but the investigation is on-going.
First Coast News