LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Two students from Cigarroa High School lose their lives, just days before they were set to graduate.
Jocelyn Arredondo, Deshonda Silva and Alexis Isabel Raygoza where driving eastbound in a mini cooper, when they failed to yield the right of way to the on-coming traffic , and ended up in an accident that took Alexis's life.
The second student, Jocelyn Arredondo died after that car crash.
The third student involved in this accident Dashonda Silva, is currently stable at a Laredo hospital.
It's an accident that has left students and staff with the Laredo Independent School District grieving, not only for the tragic loss of life, but for the pain the parents are experiencing.
Through a statement the Arredondo family says they are thankful to all who have taken the time to pray for their daughter. They say their daughter’s organs will be donated to those in need.
They ask for the communities support in this time of need. If you wish to contribute to cover the cost of Jocelyn's funeral services, you can do so at their GOFundme account by clicking here.
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One person is dead after a two-vehicle accident on Highway 59 Thursday evening.
The crash reportedly happened about 28 miles outside of Laredo... and closed off traffic for several hours.
We're told by DPS that one person has died and several others were airlifted to San Antonio hospitals.
Officials are saying that the person who died is a Cigarroa High School student.
An LISD spokesperson has said the district will have grief counselors at the high school tomorrow to help students deal with the tragedy.