A car accident that left three New Jersey high school students injured also resulted in the death of a 17-year-old student — one day after she attended her prom.
Alexis “Lexi” Faye was killed in the Saturday accident, which happened around 5:30 p.m. in Fredon Township, NJ.com reported, citing New Jersey State Police. Faye was a passenger in a Mercedez-Benz that reportedly flipped over after it veered off the road.
The driver, 17-year-old Anthony Burke, and passengers Maria Fiore, 16, and Nicholas Chavarria, 17, were injured in the accident, which occurred the day after Newton High School’s junior-senior prom.
Burke suffered a concussion but was in stable condition, and Fiore was in the ICU, but was expected to recover, according to the news outlet. Chavarria was discharged from the hospital.
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The Benz sedan the group was riding in when Faye died was reportedly rented for the occasion.
“Everyone’s just heartbroken over it,” Sebastian Deleon, a friend of Faye’s, told NJ.com. “All the kids are coming together, everyone’s trying to support each other. We have so many memories.”
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Another friend of Faye’s, Briana Moffatt, told the news outlet that the 17-year-old “lit up every room she walked into.”
“She was so easy to get along with and she was really an amazing person,” she said. “She really was a blessing in all of our lives.”