Homecoming queen dies in flooding in Texas on her way home from her senior prom.
The teenager killed just miles from her home while driving through the Texas floods, has made national news.
Alyssa Ramirez, 18, was driving from San Antonio to Devine, when her vehicle became stranded in the high waters. Barricades were not yet on the roads as Alyssa made her way home, and her car stalled in the high water FM 2200, merely miles from the safety of her home. Ramirez reacted quickly, calling 911 for help, but the waters were too high and fast, according to the New York Daily News.
She did the right things,” Alyssa’s aunt Roberta Ramirez told News 4 San Antonio. “She called 911. She called her father, but it was just too much and too quick.”
Ramirez’s parents went out to look for her, but the raging waters had already swept her car away.
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“They weren’t able to find her until this morning,” Roberta said. “When crews were out there, they were able to locate the vehicle, which wasn’t too far away.”
Alyssa was a cheerleader, student council president and star athlete on the tennis and volleyball teams at Devine High School, and will truly be missed by her family and friends.
“She was a good person,” said Amber Contreras. “She was always competitive.”
“Every time you walk by her, she was smiling, lightened up everybody’s mood,” classmate Shay Agbert said.
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“I was like, it can’t be happening right now,” Contreras said about hearing the news that Alyssa had passed away, when just 24-hours earlier, Alyssa and her friends were attending their senior prom.
“She was at prom with her date, laughing, dancing next to her,” Agbert said, recalling the dance.
Alyssa’s family is struggling to cope with the news that their little girl is gone, but they are relying strongly on their faith to get them through this tragedy.
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“They said she looked just as beautiful, she just looked like she was sleeping,” said Roberta. “They rest assure that she was a very strong believer and she has her place in Heaven and they’ll meet her again soon.”
Alyssa was honored during a flagpole service at Devine High School on Tuesday morning.
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