A New Jersey teen was killed in a horrific car crash one day after having the time of her life at her high school prom, authorities said.
Alexis “Lexi” Faye, 17, was killed in a Mercedez-Benz rented for the Newtown High School dance while returning with friends around 5:30 p.m. Saturday from the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, NJ.com reported.
The high school junior was pronounced dead at the scene in rural Fredon Township after the sedan veered off the road and overturned, authorities said.
The driver, Anthony Burke, 17, and two other passengers, 16-year-old Maria Fiore, and 17-year-old Nicholas Chavarria, were seriously injured in the crash, officials said.
The injured passengers were reportedly brought to Morristown Medical Center, where Burke remains in stable condition and Fiore in the intensive care unit.
Chavarria’s friends said he was discharged but has struggled to process the fatal crash, NJ.com reported.
The night before, the group attended the school prom and celebrated after at a friend’s house, according to the news outlet.
Faye’s boyfriend, Anthony McCann, said the party was the last time he would see his girlfriend of three years. The couple and their friends gathered for photos before the prom with Faye dazzling in a floor-length gold dress and her hair in loose curls.
“We never want Lexi to be forgotten, and she never will be forgotten,” McCann told NJ.com.
Friends remembered Faye as kind to others and the easy-going one in their group.
“She lit up every room she walked into,” pal Briana Moffatt said. “She was was so easy to get along with and she was really an amazing person. She really was a blessing in all of our lives.”
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