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PHOENIX â€” Womenâ€™s soccer players from the University of Evansville had planned to travel to Arizona for a teammateâ€™s funeral. Now theyâ€™re dealing with a full gamut of emotions after receiving word that sheâ€™s alive.
Evansville athletic director John Stanley said the players were grief-stricken when told last week that 19-year-old Abby Guerra had been killed in an Arizona traffic crash. They had expected to attend her funeral on Monday.
â€œWe have confirmed that Abby did not die in the accident,â€ Stanley said Sunday, according to the Evansville Courier & Press. â€œYesterday, Abbyâ€™s parents learned that a young woman lying in a hospital bed in Arizona was in fact their daughter, and the parents of the other girl learned that the daughter they thought was hospitalized was in fact deceased.â€
Guerraâ€™s friend, 21-year-old Marlena Cantu, actually died in the crash. The mix-up was discovered Saturday.
Guerraâ€™s Evansville teammates are in Phoenix to support her and her family, Stanley said.
Guerra is a nursing major and this fall was scheduled to begin her sophomore year. She was listed in critical condition on Sunday at a Phoenix-area hospital, the Arizona Republic reported.
Evansville students and faculty received the news in an e-mail sent before a news conference announcing the mistaken identity, the Courier & Press reported.
Cantu and Guerra were part of a group of high school friends on the way home from Disneyland last Sunday when the SUV they were riding in suffered a tire blowout. Officials incorrectly stated that Guerra had died at the scene. A male victim died after being hospitalized and two other passengers â€” including one believed at the time to be Cantu â€” were hospitalized with severe head trauma.
A benefit car wash for the two families was held on Sunday in Glendale.
â€œWeâ€™ve already paid for the funeral for tomorrow,â€ Guerraâ€™s aunt, Dorenda Cisneros, said Sunday at the car wash, according to the Arizona Republic. â€œNever, ever, ever did we have one inclination that she may be alive.â€
Marlena Cantuâ€™s family was reeling from the discovery that she had died.
â€œYou donâ€™t hear this in real life,â€ her uncle, Louis Macias, said, according to the report. â€œItâ€™s devastating. I donâ€™t know what else to sayâ€
The Melrose Place actress was apparently ARRESTED on Saturday night around 4am after the mess drove her BMW onto a curb and over a No Parking sign in Westlake Village, CA!
She then proceeded to do the intelligent thing…and tried to flee the scene!
Authorities somehow linked her to everything, and upon arrival at her house saw that her vehicle’s damage matched that of the accident! Locklear was charged with a misdemeanor, cited, and then released.
What was she doing up driving around that late at night?? She’s lucky it was a parking sign and not a person!
We know that having your only bit of relevancy on the chopping block for cancellation must suck, but c’mon!
These accidents were fatal. Mostly due to drunk drivers and reckless speeding. Take this as a strong lesson and heed the advice. Please DO NOT DRIVE DRUNK OR SPEED EXCESSIVELY. These people either chose to or were victims of criminals who chose to.
The videos you are about to see may be some-what spine-tingling. Watching these videos may cause fear of driving for about an hour after viewing.