Students hike up hill with purple cross to remember classmate

Students hike up hill with purple cross to remember classmate

PROSSER, Wash. -- The entire Prosser community is rallying around a family after a car crash claimed the life of a mother and daughter last weekend.

14-year-old Alejandra Islas was killed along with her mother, Ilda. Troopers say another driver hit them head-on.

Known as Alex, the teen was a freshman and a member of the varsity soccer team.

Nearly every Mustang was wearing purple, Alex's favorite color, at school on Monday. They're also changing their Facebook profiles to a purple #20.

Friends and teammates built a cross and carried it up a hill with Alex's name on it.

The traditionally red rock in the middle of campus was now draped in purple as well.

Grief counselors were ready for students who need to talk.

Troopers haven't announced if the other driver will face criminal charges. It's believed he wasn't paying attention at the time of the accident.

Alex's little brother was also hurt.