The news of a young child passing away due to a car accident is always heart-wrenching. It’s even more devastating when the accident is a result of a hit-and-run. Such was the case on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, in Walled Lake when Piper Carrothers lost their life in a hit-and-run accident involving four vehicles. In this article, we’ll discuss who Piper was, the circumstances surrounding their death, their obituary, and tributes from people who knew them.
Who was Piper Carrothers?
Piper Carrothers was a beloved member of their family and the community. They were a vibrant 8-year-old with a contagious smile and a love for life. Piper loved spending time with their friends, reading books, and dancing.
How did Piper Carrothers die? What was the cause of her death?
The hit-and-run accident that took Piper’s life occurred at the intersection of Maple and Decker roads. According to the authorities, the accident was caused by a high-speed collision involving three vehicles. Unfortunately, Piper was the victim of the accident, and their injuries were fatal. It’s always heartbreaking to lose someone so young, and the community is mourning the loss of Piper.
Natasha McPherson wrote
Our dear family friends lost their 13-year old daughter Piper in this hit and run accident this week. The two people who left the scene have not turned themselves in or been caught yet. Piper’s 10-year old sister Cora is in one hospital while their mom Erica is in another hospital, both with a long road to recovery. I hope this video of the 2 boys who left the scene is shared and someone recognizes them when they surface from hiding. They can never make up for what they’ve done to this family but at least they can take some accountability for it.
I am also sharing their gofundme they set to help with funeral expenses. My heart goes out to the Carothers family. Cora is an extremely talented ice skater, and so was her sister Piper. No family should ever have to go through this. 💔 https://www.gofundme.com/f/piper-cora-carrothers
Piper Carrothers Obituary
In Piper’s obituary, their parents shared that the child loved playing with their siblings and cousins. They were always eager to learn new things and explore the world around them. Piper’s family also expressed their gratitude for the outpouring of love and support from the community during such a difficult time.
Tributes Pour To Piper Carrothers death
Many people who knew Piper have shared tributes to the child on social media. They’ve described Piper as kind, funny, and full of energy. One person shared a story about how Piper made them laugh during a difficult time, while another recounted how much they enjoyed watching Piper perform in dance class.
I haven’t been able to come up with the words for what I’ve felt/ I’m feeling but I Love you piper, you’ll forever be missed and to the Carrothers family I love you all as well💔❤️🩹 if you can help the family or share please do.
Piper’s death is a tragic reminder of the importance of safe driving. Hit-and-run accidents not only take lives but also leave families and communities devastated. The Walled Lake police are still investigating the accident, and we hope that those responsible will be held accountable for their actions.
Piper Carrothers was a young child whose life was cut short by a hit-and-run accident in Walled Lake. While the community mourns Piper’s loss, we must also advocate for safer roads and responsible driving. Let’s honor Piper’s memory by committing to being better drivers and doing our part to prevent tragedies like this from happening again.