Funeral Will Be Wednesday For 13-Year-Old Cleveland Girl Killed In Traffic Accident

Monday, September 23, 2013
Ciara (Lexi) Alexis Pagan
Ciara (Lexi) Alexis Pagan

Funeral services will be Wednesday for a 13-year-old Cleveland girl who was killed in a car wreck on Friday.

Her obituary says Ciara (Lexi) Alexis Pagan "enjoyed being outdoors and four-wheeling. She wasn’t afraid of getting muddy. She loved to travel to Louisiana and getting out in the Bayou and driving the boat. She loved music, her family and her friends. She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church."

Services will be at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Reverend A.

C. Cooper officiating. 

The fatal crash was on Bryan Circle. The victim was a rear-seat passenger.  

Investigators identified the driver as Shawn David Toll, 38, of Bryan Circle. He was transported to Erlanger Hospital by the Bradley County Emergency Medical Service.
 
Also in the car were a 14-year-old girl who was treated at SkyRidge Medical Center, and a 13-year-old who declined treatment at the scene.


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