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UPDATE: Friends remember teen killed in weekend crash

Candlelight vigil happening Saturday
Posted at 9:42 AM, Jun 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-20 14:15:23-04

UPDATE JUNE 19: They say they were known as the Three Musketeers around school, but now two friends are without their third partner after she was killed in a terrible car crash over the weekend. 

A picture can tell a thousand words, but for Isaac and Stephanie, they say there simply aren't enough of them to say about Alexa. 

"She liked all our outfits that day so she wanted to take a picture with us."

"She's the type of person to bring the best out of you even though you're having the worst day."

Stephanie Arellano, Isaac Matute and Alexa Arana all meet at Del Sol Academy and quickly became inseparable their senior year.

"We were so close together we all understood each other and we were all really loyal together," says Stephanie Arellano. 

But their time together was cut short over the weekend when Alexa, along with Amya Johnson-Myers, was killed in this crash near Desert Inn and Valley View Sunday. 

"It's just heartbreaking to think that someone as extraordinary as her that it could happen to her…you just can't believe it," says Arellano.

And even with tears in his eyes, Isaac is finding a way to smile when he thinks about the good times.

Isaac says Alexa left a lasting impact not only on himself and Stephanie, but also anyone she met. 

"She's the greatest… one of the greatest people thats ever entered my life and I'm grateful for everything she's taught me and I’m grateful for the opportunity to meet her and become close to her."

13 Action News was told Alexa’s funeral is being held for family members tomorrow.

Alexa’s friends say a candlelight vigil is being held in her honor on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Sunset Park. 

 UPDATE JUNE 18: The Clark County Coroner has listed 19-year-old Amya Johnson-Myers and 18-year-old Alexa Arana as the two passengers who died in a crash early Sunday.

ORIGINAL STORY: 2 people are dead after two cars filled with young people collided near West Desert Inn Road and Polaris Avenue shortly before 2 a.m. June 17.

Police say that a 2017 Nissan Versa was traveling east on Desert Inn Road just ahead of a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria when the driver attempted to make a right turn onto Polaris Avenue in front of the Ford.

 The Nissan hit the Ford and then hit a traffic pole.

Two passengers in the Nissan — 19-year-old female and another female in her teens — were pronounced dead at the scene.

Three other people in the Nissan were transported to a hospital with moderate to critical injuries.

No one was injured in the Ford, which was occupied by 8 people between the ages of 17 and 20.

There were 6 people, also between the ages of 17 and 20, in the Nissan. 

Neither driver displayed any signs of impairment. Police have not said if the people in the 2 cars were traveling together and know each other.

The Clark County coroner will release names of the deceased after relatives have been notified. The deaths mark the 62nd and 63rd traffic-related fatalities in Las Vegas for 2018.