A 17-year-old girl died and another was injured in a crash Thursday night near the Paloma Lake subdivision northeast of Round Rock.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the crash happened at around 5:11 p.m. near the intersection of CR 117 and Bluffstone Dr.
A preliminary investigation shows that a 2000 Plymouth Neon was traveling southbound on CR 117 while a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling northbound.
The driver of the Plymouth Neon attempted to make a left turn onto Bluffstone Dr. in front of the Chevrolet Silverado -- and that's when it was struck by the Silverado on its passenger side.
The driver and the passenger, identified as 17-year-old Alexia Scordelis, in the Plymouth Neon were transported to Seton Medical Center, where Scordelis was pronounced dead.
Round Rock ISD confirmed Scordelis was a student at Stony Point High School. The school district added they will provide additional crisis counselors at the campus Friday who will remain as long as needed.
Scordelis' family released the following statement:
The students at Stony Point are in our hearts. We know they loved Lexi so much. Our prayers are with the student driver and we do not blame her at all. We ask that others love her through this time as well. Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers.
The driver of the Silverado was cleared at the scene.
Family and friends also came by a small memorial next to the crash site throughout the day Friday. Some students had to leave school early after hearing the news their friend had died. "I told her we loved her and it was too soon, it was way too soon," friend and fellow classmate Kayla Johnson said.
Johnson and friend Alyssa Johnson came by the memorial early Friday afternoon. "I just needed that closure to say goodbye to her, because I could feel her spirits there," Kayla Johnson said.
Another friend who lives near the crash, Lucas Flores, said he saw the crash Thursday evening. He didn't find out until Friday morning at school, one of his friends was the driver who went to the hospital. "I just couldn't handle it," Flores said. "There's a lot of people who are mourning right now."
Friends say they're all thinking about the student in the hospital hoping for a speedy recovery.
They also say Scordelis will be missed. "She was the sweetest, she was so sweet, she was beautiful, you ask everyone she was beautiful, she was so nice to everyone she knew," Kayla Johnson said.