High school senior drowns in floodwater on her way home from prom

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DEVINE, TX (May 25, 2015) –  Raging flood water claimed the life of a high school senior over the weekend.

According to Fox29, Alyssa Ramirez was on her car stalled out in high water just a couple of miles from her home.

“She did the right things,” said Alyssa’s aunt Roberta Ramirez told Fox29. “She called 911. She called her father, but it was just too much and too quick.”

Alyssa’s mother and father went to look for her, but the raging water had already swept away her car.

“They weren’t able to find her until this morning. When crews were out there, they were able to locate the vehicle, which wasn’t too far away,” said Roberta.

Alyssa was the homecoming queen, a cheerleader, a volleyball player, and a tennis player. Her classmates told Fox29 that she’ll be remembered for her vibrant smile.

Devine High School will honor Alyssa during a flagpole service Tuesday morning.

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