SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV)
Friends and family held a vigil for 18-year-old Anna Pullano on Saturday night, after the Westhill High School Senior was killed in a crash early Saturday morning.“It still hasn't hit me yet. It's not real. She's going to be there at school on Monday,” said Pullano’s friend Calen Monahan.
More than 100 people showed up to celebrate Pullano’s life. Many said they will always remember her smile and ability to make everyone laugh. “You'll never catch her without a smile on her face. In school, everyone would be walking around not wanting to be there but she didn't care she was always like, 'hi!' She made sure to say hi and smile at everyone in the hallway,” said Pullano’s friend Calen Monahan“If I ever had something wrong with me she would just always know what to say to make me better,” said friend Emily Mizer.Friends said Pullano helped to capture the memories of her friends and large family, by pouring her heart into her hobby of photography. They said her plan after high school was to continue capturing life on camera at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Syracuse Police said the crash happened around 12:43 a.m. Saturday.
According to investigators, a Centro bus was driving northbound on Comstock Avenue when a GMC Denali driven by Pullano, was traveling west on Acorn Path when it came into the path of the bus.Pullano was taken to Upstate Hospital where she later died as a result of her injuries.
The cause is still under investigation.