Student dies in car accident


Olivia Williams , Reporter

AHS is mourning the loss of a student. Junior Lelys Leyva-Monreal was killed in a traffic accident early Saturday morning. Leyva-Monreal fell from the window of a moving vehicle on Cooper Street. She was transported to Medical Center in Arlington and was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident. AHS has grief counselors available for students affected by the tragedy. The family will have a private funeral service but they will have a memorial service at Mosaic Church Friday, May 2 from 6 – 9 p.m. This service is open to everyone. Her family has also set up a memorial fund at

“Lelys was very fun loving and bigger than life,” Jean Curtis, AHS teacher, said. “She was very compassionate and helped anyone who needed it, even if she didn’t know them.”