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Memorial events begin for Tieton teen killed in a car crash

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YAKIMA, Wash- The community of Tieton was rocked last Friday when a teenager was killed in a car crash on his way to school.  Monday at Keith and Keith funeral home on Yakima Avenue, the first of a week of memorial events for Alejandra Verduzco took place.  Friends, family, and classmates gathered for a viewing.

Verduzco was known to his friends as Alex.  They told KNDO the seventeen year old was well known and liked.  With less than 400 students, Highland High School was a tight knit community.  The superintendent says his death has had a tremendous impact on the school.

Details about upcoming memorial events for Alex will be available Tuesday.  They will include a memorial service, a rosary, and a funeral. 

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