A memorial was held for two Eastern Washington University Monday to remember two students killed in a car crash near Colfax last month.
Nancy Zepeda-Zarate, 21, of Quincy and 21-year-old Ashley Gonzalez of Pasco were killed when the car they were in slammed into a semi-truck on Highway 195 south of Colfax.
Two other students in the car were injured. .
The common theme that all speakers shared when speaking of the two students was they were both born leaders.
"Thing about Ashley, she was such a hard working person, just like Nancy they have a lot of similar qualities," Nancy Oropeza said.
Both women were part of the Chicano Education Program. Nancy was also a member of Alpha Pi Sigma while Ashley was looking to join.
A slideshow of the two girls with family and friends had people in attendance both sniffling and laughing.
"They have impacted many of us on campus and created many friendships. The university will not be the same without them," EWU President Dr. Rodolfo Arevalo said.