It is with great sadness that we must report the passing of Sophia Bentley, a Davenport University student who was set to graduate in 2026. Keep reading more get information about her tragic death.
Who was Sophia?
Sophia was an alum of Byron Center High School and had dreams of becoming a successful businesswoman in the future. She was known and loved by many as she had a strong presence both on campus and in her community. Sophia will be remembered for her enthusiasm, passion for learning, and vivacious spirit.
How did Sophia die? What was the Cause of her death?
Reports say that on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, Sophia was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident from which she sustained severe injuries. She sadly passed away. The exact details surrounding the accident have not yet been confirmed by authorities but it is believed that she crashed into another car while driving home from school late at night due to icy road conditions. We urge everyone to be extra careful when driving in inclement weather as these conditions can cause accidents like this one which unfortunately can lead to tragic outcomes such as this one involving our beloved student, Sophia Bentley.
Sophia’s family and friends are devastated by the news of her death. Many have come together to support each other during this difficult time and to honor Sophia’s memory. A GoFundMe has been set up to help cover funeral costs as well as her medical expenses leading up to her death. The outpouring of donations is an amazing testament to how beloved Sophia was by so many people.
We extend our deepest condolences to the family of Sophia Bentley during this heartbreaking time. Her life may have been cut short far too soon but her legacy will live on forever in our hearts and memories. We thank all those who have donated towards honoring her memory through the GoFundMe page created for her family and remember to drive safely so others don’t suffer such a tragic fate like Sophia did due to motor vehicle accidents caused by inclement weather conditions such as ice or snow. May you rest in peace, Sophia Bentley!