On a somber note for Peabody, today marks the sixth anniversary of a tragic accident in which the city lost one of its standout teen athletes in a highway car accident months before her high school graduation.
Courtney Corning was killed when a friend lost control of the car they were driving in on Route 1 in Revere on Jan. 5, 2007. Corning was 17.
Many of Corning's family, friends and teammates remembered her as a person with a big heart and a passion to excel in competition. One friend posted this video on YouTube in memory of Corning at the time.
The following was submitted by Corning's family in memory of the sixth anniversary of her passing:
We miss you Court!
We will never forget all the memories we have shared.
You were only a senior in high school ready to go out into the world.
Your life was cut too short.
Life will never be thes ame without you.
Mom, Dad, family and friends
A Facebook group is also dedicated to remembering Corning. The family says a memorial Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Parish on Jan. 12 (4 p.m.).