She was working on a promising career in music when an accident cut her young life short. Sunday night friends and family remembered an aspiring singer killed in a car crash. 20-year-old Audrey Hounshell died Thursday in the crash on an exit ramp from New Circle onto Nicholasville Road.
Friends and family held Hounshell's visitation earlier Sunday evening, but loved ones also wanted to gather for a special memorial in Shillito Park, which friends say was one of Hounshell's favorite places.
Many of those friends attended high school with the young musician and say they remember spending virtually every day with her in the park. After high school Hounshell continued performing and recording music, trying to develop a career as a singer-songwriter while attending college.
Police say Hounshell was not wearing her seatbelt when she lost control of her car and was thrown from the vehicle. News of her death has taken it's toll on many of her young friends who say they expected great things from someone with so much promise. "The first time you meet her, you'll fall in love with her," Hounshell's friend Brittany Brae said, "She's just that kind of person... even if you're having a bad day, she could brighten it up in just seconds. She's amazing."
"Audrey was one of a kind," Hounshell's friend Jessica Glines added, "she would lift you up right then and there. She was great."
In addition to giving loved ones the opportunity to mourn, organizers say they hope the Shillito memorial will also raise awareness of the importance of wearing seatbelts.
Hounshell's funeral will be at 12:30p on Tuesday at Kerr Brothers on Harrodsburg Road.
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