The father of a 19-year-old West Side college student on her way home said his daughter was his guardian angel.
Kevetta Davis was killed on Friday after her SUV collided with a vehicle driven by a driver for VH1's reality series "Rock of Love With Bret Michaels." The 28-year-old driver had apparently fallen asleep, crossed the median on Interstate 57, then colliding with Kevetta and a teammate from SIU's dance team, killing the two women. David was coming home, but she and her friend wanted to make a quick stop in St. Louis on the way.
"Whenever I needed help as far as refreshing some courses or whatever, she was always there to show me, 'Daddy, here's how that goes,'" said Davis' father, Kevin.
NBC5's Natalie Martinez reported that the 19-year-old Davis could be seen in festivals all summer long. Davis, who graduated from Walter Payton College Prep in 2007, was a quiet but effective captain of the pom pom squad.
"A lot of the students would gravitate toward her, just because of her personality," said Mike Hermes, assistant principal of Walter Payton College Prep. "Just being really friendly, and quiet at the same time."
Davis' loved ones said she was constantly helping people, and was hoping to become a pharmacist to help those who were sick.
"Now that she's no longer around in my life, I feel as though there is something missing," said Kevin Davis. "There is an empty space in my life."
Donations for the Kevetta Davis Fund can be made at TCF Banks, Martinez reported.
The tour van driver was also injured in the accident. He was cited for, among other things, driving with a suspended license. VH1 and "Rock of Love" representative said the tour bus driver was traveling alone to a taping location. Michaels and the production crew said they extended their deepest sympathies to the Davis family.
Davis said the family was holding each other up through the tough times.
"We were a team," Davis said. "We weren't just players. We were a team."