Post-prom tragedy: Fil-Am teen killed in car crash

ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

Posted at May 16 2017 03:49 PM

A Filipino-American teenage girl who was on her way home from her senior prom was killed in a car crash on Sunday night in Fremont, California.

Police said the deadly crash occurred at around 2:30 a.m. killing 18-year-old Shane Alexis Marcelino, who was riding in the front passenger seat. Her 39-year old mother, who was driving, sustained critical injuries, according to reports.

Fremont police said Marcelino and her mother were turning left from Fremont Boulevard onto Darwin Drive in their Toyota Yaris when they collided with a Chevy Malibu driving in the opposite direction. 

The driver of the Malibu and a passenger sustained minor injuries.

Shane, who also went by Shaney, was a senior at Logan High School in Union City. The school newspaper said she was coming home from the senior prom when the collision occurred.

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