One by one, classmates of 13-year-old Angela Sandoval talked about the girl who never frowned.
“When she was absent, the school would be quiet,” said Brenda Sandoval, 12, who befriended Angela last year. The two were not related, but often joked about which one was the “real” Sandoval.
“She was a really good friend,” Brenda said at a vigil Monday evening for her friend.
Angela was one of five people killed Saturday in a crash on Interstate 15 north of Las Vegas, where police said a man drinking and driving rear-ended the van Angela was riding in, causing it to flip.
The others killed were Genaro Fernandez, 41, of Norwalk; Raudel Fernandez-Avila, 49, and Belen Fernandez, 53, of Lynwood; and Leonardo Fernandez-Avila, 45 of Los Angeles. Two others in the van were seriously injured.