MIRAMAR (CBSMiami) – Friends and family are gathering Tuesday to honor the life of a Miramar teen killed in a tragic accident on I-75.READ MORE: Florida Is Ditching Palm Trees To Fight Climate Crisis
Liza Angulo, a 17-year-old recent graduate from American Heritage High School in Plantation, was killed in a chain reaction crash on May 29. Angulo crashed into a tractor trailer, causing concrete walls to fall on her car. The tractor trailer had collided with another car in the southbound lanes of I-75. The driver of that car, 29-year-old Jonathan Astaphan, was also killed and his passenger was taken to the hospital.READ MORE: Florida Boy, 15, Faces Charges In Death Of Girl He's Accused Of Shooting
Angulo graduated two weeks ago. The high school’s principal, Elise Blum, said after the accident she was “devastated” and that she “didn’t want to believe it really, that it was our Liza.”MORE NEWS: Coast Guard Transfers 28 Cubans To The Bahamas
Blum said Angulo was a “bright” and “intelligent” student who planned to attend to the University of Miami.