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Students Raise Money for Fallen Friend

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SUNNYSIDE, Wash. -- Sunnyside High School students washed cars Sunday to fundraise for their friend tragically taken from them last week.

Irving Tapia died in a car crash after he ran a spot sign and was hit by another driver. His mother does not have the money for a proper burial so Irving's friends are trying to help out.

"I want to raise money for him and it's been really hard lately," close friend Katy Lundquist said, "but I want to do this for him."

The car wash cost $5 per car and went directly to the Tapia family. The fundraising goal is $6,000.

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