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SWSX Crash Survivor Attends Prom

By Annie Potasznik | CBSDFW.COM |

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – One of the teenage victims of this year’s deadly South by Southwest crash attended prom Saturday night.

Curtisha Davis, 18, is still recovering from her physical wounds, but enjoyed the party and emotional healing that came with it.

“I’m strong and I am taking everything day by day,” said Davis, who was nearly killed. Davis said prom feels like a chance at normalcy.

Davis’ recovery is coming along faster than she expected.

Davis was at SXSW with her boyfriend Deandre Tatum, when a suspected drunk driver plowed through the crowd, running down the couple and dozens of others.

Davis said she, her boyfriend, and another friend had just picked up something to eat and were walking down the sidewalk. That’s the last thing she remembers. “We was [sic] all walking next to each other… and all of a sudden we all got split up,” Davis told CBS 11 News.

Tatum died from his traumatic injuries.

“It’s unbelievable and it makes me mad sometimes,” said Davis.

One of their mutual friends Lamarcus Sapp, was Davis’ prom date.

“I decided to ask her because I understand everything she went through and it was just me and her and we thought about going to prom before,” said Sapp.

A nonprofit organization called BAM, which stands for “Beautiful Ambitious Me” took care of all of Davis’ prom styling.

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