The friends and family of those closest to a Santee woman recently started a memorial site online to preserve her memory and spirit despite her death.
The 25-year-old Santee woman, Melissa Ann Porter, was the victim of a deadly car wreck last Friday. Porter was exiting Interstate 805 at Clairemont Mesa Boulevard when the Chevrolet pickup she was driving crossed the lanes of traffic. Sergeant Ramona Hastings reported that her truck collided with a parked tractor trailer, and both caught on fire from the auto accident. Despite the help of a passer-by who pulled Porter from the truck, Porter still died at the scene.
The online web site has been designated for support via fundraising to help continue Porter’s legacy of working with charities. There will be an event at Stingaree on Wednesday, May 27 for her, while services for her passing will be held at the Soka Gakkat International in Kearny Mesa at 1 p.m. on May 23 for friends, family, and people in the community who knew her. The tragedy of lives taken too soon happen often on the road in fatal car and pedestrian accidents in the San Diego area. It is never okay to lose a life while on the road, as there are so many safety laws and precautions set to help prevent these.