Homecoming Queen Killed in Texas Floods On Way Home From Prom

Homecoming Queen Killed in Texas Floods On Way Home From Prom

A homecoming queen on her way home from from her prom was killed by floodwaters in Devine, Texas, about 35 miles southwest of San Antonio.

Alyssa Ramirez, 18, was a senior at Devine High School near San Antonio. She attended her prom Saturday night and while driving home, she encountered severe floodwaters that tragically claimed her life. She was just a few miles from home when the waters swept her car off the road. She called 911 and tried to call her father, too but efforts to rescue her were too late.

“Alyssa was the homecoming queen of Devine High School, as well as a star athlete in tennis and volleyball,” her obituary reads. “She was student council President, cheerleader and co-editor of the high school yearbook. She was very friendly to all who crossed her path, loved her family, her friends and the town of Devine. She had aspirations of being an Optometrist. She will be sorely missed by all.”

On Sunday, Alyssa’s classmates and friends gathered at Devine High School for a vigil in her memory.

Deadly floods in Oklahoma and Texas have claimed the lives of at least five people, with about a dozen people still missing, NBC reports.