Investigators said the teenager’s car burned on the driver’s side, so she tried to flee from the passenger side. That was when she stepped on the active line.
Tomashosky was a senior at Central High School in Brooksville, about 80 miles north of Tampa. She was a cadet lieutenant in the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program, according to the Hernando School District.
“Valentina was admired for her dedication to the device, but she was most loved for her happy spirit and her ever-present smile,” said NJROTC Commander Christian Cruz. “Her loss is felt deeply and she will be missed.”
Tomashosky planned to go to Pasco-Hernando State College in the fall to study forensics.