Ashley was a friend of mine, a friend to all really. She was going places. She was going to school at UT. She was here for summer vacation and she went with one of her friends on his motorcycle. Another one of Ashley’s friends was following them and she hit them from behind. Ashley and Freddy were vaulted from the motorcycle. Ashley was wearing Freddy’s helmet but it came off, the officers said this happened because it didn’t fit her correctly. Ashley hit the ground and was instantly killed and Freddy was seriously injured… he was in a coma the last I heard. The girl who hit them impaled her car into a rock wall. We all miss Ashley. I think the most affected was Araceli “Cely” G. Just 2 years before Cely lost another friend to leukemia and now Ashley. Ashley was 19 going on 20. She was an only child but you would have never known that with all her energy and friends around her all the time. She leaves behind her grandmother behind, her mother, Cely, a fiance, and all those who loved her so much. I never got to tell her that she was always a good friend, but I think she knew she was… she had so many people that cared for her… and were sad to see her go so soon. I wear the band… for her.
El Paso, TX