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NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Below the sign outside Hume-Fogg High School is a sight that nearly brings Ashley Duffy to tears.

Students, parents and even downtown residents have placed flowers in honor of Elena Zamora.

"It makes me very emotional because it lets me know everybody comes when they come together in a time of sorrow they're here for her and her family," said Duffy.

Duffy's little sister was friends with Zamora.

Thursday Zamora died after leaving school.

The sophomore walked a few blocks from school and then crossed Rosa Parks Boulevard where Troy Devitt's tractor trailer hit her.

"I don't know where she came from I talked to witnesses they don't know where she came from," said Devitt.

It's the second pedestrian accident in the last two years at the intersection of Rosa Parks and Church Street.

In this case, witnesses say Devitt's truck was turning on a green light.

If that's true, Zamora would have had the go to walk at the crosswalk light.

Hume-Fogg Principal Dr. Kelli Hargis says Zamora was active on the cross country track team and was well known in the tight knit school that's now coming together in mourning.

"We were very thankful for the time we shared with Elena and our thoughts are with the family," said Dr. Hargis. "The thing that stands out to most people is her kindness."

Zamora's funeral will be Monday at noon at the St. Henry Catholic Church.

Anyone who wants to donate to the family can do so at any Suntrust Bank.