Movie being made about late Heritage High graduate

Katie Beth Carter, front right, was a cheerleader, dancer, avid lover of God and friend to all, said her father, Jason Carter. The movie currently planned about her life is planned to highlight those things. (Contributed photo)

In the months following Ringgold resident Katie Beth Carter's death due to a car accident, the outpouring of support was tremendous, said her father, Jason Carter. Now, a plan is in the works to immortalize Katie's story on the silver screen.

The 18-year-old was killed last September when a tractor-trailer struck her vehicle during her drive back to Jacksonville State University following the Labor Day holiday.

Following her death, Carter and his wife started Live and Love Ministries to honor their daughter, and the leadership class she was in at Heritage High School raised over $50,000 to build a school in Nicaragua in her name. Katie's ballet troupe, Scenic City Dance Company, also raised money in her honor last December to help fund seniors in the program so they could continue to dance after graduating.