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Prosser High School remembers student killed in weekend crash

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PROSSER, Wash. -- Lots of tears and hugs today at Prosser High School as students came to grips with the sudden death of freshman Alejandra Islas.

The 14 year old, her 44 year old mother Ilda and five year old brother Francisco were all driving along Highway 22 Saturday afternoon when police say a flatbed truck driven by 21 year old Jeremy Meyer crossed the center line and crashed into them head on. Alex and her mom were killed on impact.

Monday, extra counselors were on staff at Prosser, helping students cope with the loss. Most of them wore purple, Alex's favorite color after the news of the death spread over Facebook. Students also went out of their way to remember the tiny Freshman girl with the "big heart." the school pride rock was decorated in purple and some other students decorated a cross at Horse Heaven Hills.

Alex was also on the school soccer team. Many friends changed their profile picture to #20 on Facebook to remember her. Principal Kevin Lusk says the volley ball team plans on practicing in purple this week and the football team is planning on wearing a sticker with her number during their game.

The soccer team also started a grass-root movement to sell purple bracelets. All the proceeds will go to help Alejandra's family. Funeral services for Alejandra and Ilda are being prepared.

Washington State Patrol's report says the cause of the accident was "inattention" by Meyer. No word yet on charges.

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