Parents of Bridgeton student killed in crash after prom: We lost our light

MAURICE RIVER TWP., N.J. (WPVI) -- Students returned to Bridgeton High School Monday after two of their classmates died in a crash and two others were injured following their prom.

Mark and Tonae Mosley say their 15-year-old daughter Mikayla was so full of life they simply can't believe she's gone.

"She was just so outgoing, people person, funny, always shined," Mark Mosley said.

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Mikayla along with her close friend, 17-year-old Daisia Sulton, were killed very early Saturday morning.

A memorial now marks the very spot where Daisia's vehicle veered off of Route 49 in Maurice River Township and slammed into a tree.

They along with two others inside the car were driving home several hours following the Bridgeton High School prom on Friday night.

Mikayla's mom says her daughter will be remembered as someone with a larger-than-life personality.

"She was loved by everybody. She was like a ray of sunshine. When she came in a room, everyone knew she was there," Tonae Mosley said.

School officials tell Action News grief counselors and clergy members spent the day consoling friends and classmates struggling with what happened this weekend.

"A lot of tears. A lot of hugs. A lot of people trying to support one another during this tragedy," Bridgeton School Superintendent Dr. Thomasina Jones said.

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A teenage driver lost control of her car and struck a tree, killing her and a friend and injuring two others Saturday.

"Nobody was talking. Everyone was crying. I was crying because of how much I missed them and how they did a lot for me, helping with my work and what I was doing," friend George Tribbitt said.

The Mosleys say they deeply appreciate the support they received from the community, but, they say, nothing can fill the void left by this tragedy.

"We lost our light, helper, she just was our love. We lost our love," Mark Mosley said.

16-year-old Zyiah Stocks remains in stable condition. 17-year-old Jada Barriento remains in critical condition. Both are at Cooper University Hospital.

New Jersey State Police are still working to determine why Daisia Sulton lost control of the PT Cruiser.

Toxicology test results are expected sometime next month.
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