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Pasco Family Copes With Death Of Ashley Gonzales, Killed In Accident

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Her sisters describe Ashley Gonzales as a fun loving person. She even had a signature look with her bright red lipstick. Her sisters describe Ashley Gonzales as a fun loving person. She even had a signature look with her bright red lipstick.

NBCRightNow.com - We told you last Friday about a car crash that injured two young women and took the lives of two others, including a young woman from Pasco.

The girls were all students at Eastern Washington University and were all part of the same sorority pledge class. They were driving back to school when their car hit an icy patch and slid right into a semi-truck.

Tuesday, we sat down with the Pasco family of Ashley Gonzales, one of the deceased. The Gonzales family was still shocked. Ashley's father told NBC Right Now it is one thing when someone you love is sick or older, but no one can ever prepare themselves for the sudden death of their 21 year-old daughter.

"We would always try to make each other laugh, but sometimes I never understood her jokes cause she's like 10 times smarter than me," laughed Jennifer Gonzales, Ashley's youngest sister.

Her sisters describe her as a fun loving person. She even had a signature look.

"She loved to wear lipstick. You would always catch her with red lipstick and her always smiling," explained Ashley's middle sister Bianca. She went on to say that Ashley loved telling jokes and taking funny pictures with friends. "Whether they were looking or not she would always have her phone out taking pictures."

Now those pictures are all they have left to remember that signature smiling face. Jennifer graduates from high school this year. "I'll miss her, I wish she'd be there for my graduation. She was always on me about my grades."

Bianca says she would like to make a locket with a picture of Ashley and carry it around with her. It is just one of the ways she and her family will try to hold on to the memory of their loved one now lost. "I have plans every weekend that I come into town now that I want to go visit her cemetery and her grave. I want to start going to church every Sunday now."

Nancy Zepeda Zarate of Quincy also died in that crash. Wednesday in Pasco a rosary ceremony will be held at St. Patrick's catholic church at 6 p.m.

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