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UPDATE: Girl released from hospital two months after deadly crash involving school bus

Posted at 6:54 PM, May 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-22 15:02:05-04

UPDATE JULY 21: Priscilla's uncle, Americo Castillo, told 13 Action News that the girl was released from the hospital July 21, more than two months after the crash.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- 10-year-old Priscilla is still fighting for life a week after the crash that killed her grandmother and injured more than a dozen students.

Priscilla's grandmother, Maria de Lourdes Castillo was driving Priscilla to elementary school last Thursday when police say their car ran a red light and crashed into a CCSD school bus with dozens of kids on board.

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Maria was killed in the crash, and Priscilla was rushed the hospital in critical condition.

Now, a week later, Priscilla's mother, Annette Ceja, says her daughter is still in a coma fighting for her life with a broken leg, broken skull, and possible brain damage.

Annette says she found about the crash on Facebook.  She says as a mother, she was hoping the kids would be okay.  Then she saw the white car, and her heart sank, because she knew it was the car her mom and daughter were in.

Although she says Priscilla is getting better, she still doesn't know if she'll make it.  She says it's been hard for her having plan a funeral for her mother, and be there for her daughter.  She says the hardest part is not being able to be by her side because doctors want to avoid stimulation.

"It's very hard because I wish I could hold her and tell her to be strong," she says.

Annette says her mother may have had a medical episode that led to the crash.  Maria's funeral is set for Sunday.

The family has a GoFundMe page to help with medical expenses.  They're also having a benefit car wash at May 18th at 4 p.m. at 3977 E. Vegas Valley Drive to support the family.