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Jocelyn Schirmer

Jocelyn Schirmer

Jocelyn Kaila Schirmer (July 12, 1998-March 11, 2017) was an 18-year-old graduate of Pinellas Park High School in Largo, Florida. She was remembered for being a good friend to many as well as a beautiful, smart, and nice young woman.

Personal Life

Photo of Jocelyn at her high school graduation

Photo of Jocelyn at her high school graduation

Jocelyn graduated from Pinellas Park High School in 2016. She lived in St. Petersburg, Florida and was originally from Massachusetts (with a Brazilian background.)


On March 11, 2017 - just over three months after tweeting that she wrote a letter to only be read at her funeral - Jocelyn died in an alcohol-related car accident in Pinellas County, Florida. Florida Highway Patrol investigators say a 2008 Dodge Caliber ran a red light at the intersection of Curlew Road and McMullen Booth Road and crashed into a pickup truck (a 2003 Ford F-250) at 12:58 a.m. The crash shut down part of the road until 6:35 a.m.

Before she died, she tweeted:

"I'm gonna write a letter to everyone if anything was to ever happen to me and put it in my room, read it only at my funeral**." "It's going to be under my mattress don't forget."

Jocelyn was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials say that Schirmer was a passenger in the car and that she was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The driver of the Dodger Caliber, 18-year-old Donavan Patterson, is seriously injured, while the other three passengers in the car are in serious condition.

The three other passengers include two 15-year-old girls Kianna Diaz of Riverview, Jayla Simpson of Pinellas Park, Paul "P.J." Schirmer (Jocelyn's brother Paul).

The driver of the pickup truck, 22-year-old Dalton Cox was also seriously injured.

His two passengers, 21-year-old Megan Bortolis of Palm Harbor and 23-year-old Victoria Rowe of Dunedin suffered minor injuries.


It has been reported that Jocelyn wanted Donavan (the driver) to stop the car so she could get out.

According to a WTSP report, Grimalde Andrade (Jocelyn Schirmer's grandmother) heard from her brother P.J. that the car was driving on the wrong side of the road at one point.

Her grandmother created a GoFundMe was made to help raise money for Jocelyn's funeral.


On December 7, 2016, Jocelyn Schirmer was arrested on three counts: burglary, possession of alprazolam, (that she had a prescription for)


Citation Linkwfla.comWFLA-TVarticle about Jocelyn's death
Mar 11, 2017, 6:43 PM
Citation Linkfacebook.comJocelyn Schirmer's Facebookprofile
Mar 11, 2017, 6:58 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of Jocelyn at her high school graduation
Mar 11, 2017, 7:23 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of Jocelyn with a friend at her graduation [1]
Mar 11, 2017, 7:25 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comFacebook post made in Jocelyn's memory by Myrka Gonzalez
Mar 11, 2017, 7:36 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comSlideshow tribute to Jocelyn, made by a friend, Stevie A. Thomas
Mar 11, 2017, 7:39 PM
Citation Linkgofundme.comGoFundMemade to help raise money for Jocelyn's funeral
Mar 11, 2017, 7:46 PM
Citation Linktwitter.comJocelyn on Twitter
Mar 11, 2017, 9:46 PM
Citation Linkinstagram.comJocelyn's Instagram
Mar 11, 2017, 9:46 PM
Citation Linkwtsp.comWTSParticle; includes interview with Jocelyn Schirmer's grandmother, Grimald Andrad
Mar 12, 2017, 8:54 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPicture of Jocelyn Schirmer laying on the grass
Mar 12, 2017, 8:55 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comYoung photo of Jocelyn Schirmer (retrieved from GoFundMe.com)
Mar 12, 2017, 9:03 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comBaby Jocey
Mar 16, 2017, 5:11 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comJocelyn Schrimer with her brother Paul (PJ) and her dad on Father's Day (2001)
Mar 12, 2017, 9:29 PM
Citation Linktampabay.comTampa Bay Times ´╗┐article about Jordan Schrimer's death; her brother Paul (P.J.) is in critical condition
Mar 12, 2017, 9:31 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3-accelerate.amazonaws.comPhoto of Jocelyn Schirmer
Mar 14, 2017, 9:21 AM
Citation Linkpatch.comPatcharticle about the accident
Mar 12, 2017, 10:00 PM
Citation Linktbnweekly.comTBN Weekly provides names for the other 7 who were injured
Mar 12, 2017, 10:08 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of Jocelyn [1]
Mar 11, 2017, 7:26 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of Jocelyn [1]
Mar 11, 2017, 7:26 PM