She was on her way to school, Doherty High School, an institution she was attending thanks to an international exchange program, crossing the crosswalk in front of the institute when a Jeep Wrangler ran through a red light and ran over her.
This is how she died last Wednesday in El Paso County, Colorado, a 17-year-old student originally from Bolzano Vicentino, Giorgia Trocciola.
The girl was also well known as an athlete, in fact she practiced three sports: softball, tennis and swimming.
Her parents immediately arrived in America.
On her social networks, her father has published a series of images of her daughter.
"Thanking everyone would now be impossible.. there are so many of you and I am grateful for this. In a few shots - writes her father Gianfranco - you can understand who my 'little girl' was. Crazy, sincere, uniquely profound. Here in the United States where my wife and I are here, in her school they created a motto #LLG which translated means 'Live Like Giorgia'. Practically everyone knew and loved her".
The girl's death has created bewilderment and pain in the school and there are those who have proposed building the Giorgia Trocciola bridge, a pedestrian crossing to prevent tragedies like this from happening again.
The president of the Veneto Region Luca Zaia also spoke on the tragedy.
"I learned with deep sorrow and emotion of the premature death of our compatriot in a tragic car accident in the United States - he says - my sympathy goes to the family, friends, baseball team mates with whom she shared a passion for sport . These are the news we would never like to receive. This is a mourning that strikes in the heart ", concludes Zaia.
Pain and condolences were expressed by Palladio BS Vicenza Acciaierie Valbruna and by the Padova Baseball Softball company." There is some news that one would never like to receive.
We want to remember you as cheerful and joyful as you have always been.
Hi Giorgia...", writes the Governing Council and the entire Vicenza BSC company with the president Carlos Padilla.
"All of us parents who have made this choice, who have decided to offer our children one more opportunity, to leave them free to follow their own path and live their dream so far from us.... when we see them leave, all of us have the same fears, the same anxieties, the same fears, but we put everything in silence because we know that it must be like this, that this is right, that we can't think of protecting them forever from everything and everyone... I didn't know Giorgia or her family but I embrace them in a very strong, heartfelt and moved embrace", is one of the many comments on the news on social media .