Run serves as reminder of distracted driving consequences

People get moving during a color run at the Clinton County Fairgrounds Saturday, Oct. 15. 2016. The run held in honor of 17-year-old Maria Droesch. (WLFI Photo)
People get moving during a color run at the Clinton County Fairgrounds Saturday, Oct. 15. 2016. The run held in honor of 17-year-old Maria Droesch. (WLFI Photo)

FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) — A color run served as a reminder of the danger associated with distracted driving.

Photo shows the car Maria Droesch was driving when she was killed June 20, 2016. (WLFI Photo)
Photo shows the car Maria Droesch was driving when she was killed June 20, 2016. (WLFI Photo)

The Clinton County Junior Leaders hosted the 5K at the Clinton County Fairgrounds Saturday morning in honor of 17-year-old Maria Droesch.

Droesch was killed this year in a head-on crash after she was distracted by her phone.

As a way to bring light to the dangers of distracted driving, Droesch’s mother, Jill Biddle, has been raising awareness throughout the community.

All of the color run’s proceeds will help pay for efforts to raise awareness.

Biddle said she was glad to see those who were closest to her daughter all gathered as one.

“I’m just glad that her memory is still staying alive and that people are coming out to do this … a lot of support from everybody. That means a lot to us,” Biddle said.

The car Droesch was driving was also on display.

Biddle said she hopes to hold the race annually.