Dacoda Lawrence ("Codii")Age 25 (born 19 Jun 1998)
5 Sep 2023
Weirton, West Virginia (USA)
Codii died after being struck by a vehicle. The driver responsible surrendered to the police immediately and is co-operating with the authorities.
The epidemic of anti-trans violence struck close to home with the reported death of 25 year old Dacoda ‘Codii’ Lawrence of Steubenville, Ohio on September 5, 2023 at 3:30 AM. Steubenville is about 40 miles from Pittsburgh. Codii died in nearby Weirton, Brooke County, West Virginia.
The Brooke County Sheriff’s Office said a person was walking on U.S. 22 on Main Street at the Harmon Creek exit when they was struck by a vehicle. Codii was purportedly dressed mainly in dark clothing, and a call had been made to the emergency 911 center prior to the accident by a driver concerned about him..
The driver remained at the scene and was cooperating with the accident’s investigation.
Local law enforcement say vehicles travel at a high rate of speed there and noted that Codii was dressed in dark clothing. Visibility and speed create what’s described as “a terrible area up there.”
So why was a 25 year old resident of Steubenville walking along this terrible road at 3:30 in the morning 30 miles from home? There are some whisperings that Codii was not alone, but with a group of 3-5 other people. I don’t know why they didn’t remain on the scene or perhaps they did and the police simply did not note it. Anything is possible.
It is our obligation to ask questions, to ensure everything is aboveboard, and that loose ends are addressed.
Codii lived and died just outside of Pittsburgh. and had multiple social media accounts filled with the typical content of a 20-something young adult – music, tv shows, books, and games he enjoyed.
What’s most evident is how fiercely Codii’s friends loved him. That emanates from every post, every comment, and more. They are protective of his memory and legacy now, but scrolling back through his public content shows just how deep those ties were forged.
Rest in power, Codii. Your light was bright and touched many people. You deserved a safer world with years of opportunities and experiences. I hope we can find that world for you and others. Thank you for all that you brought to this world.
May your memory be a revolution.
Codii's Facebook profile is https://www.facebook.com/codii.lawrence.52/.