USU student dies in California car crash

LOGAN – A Utah State University student was one of four killed in a head-on collision Monday afternoon in Southern California. The Associated Press reported that 20-year-old Marissa Garnica and three others were killed on State Route 177 near Joshua Tree National Park when the car collided with a big rig on the two-lane highway.

According to a Facebook post by the USU chapter of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority, Garnica was a member of the sorority.

“Marissa will be missed more than we can ever express,” the Facebook post stated. “She was a sweet soul, and our hearts are with Marissa’s family and friends. LITB and L&L.”

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Also killed in the collision were two of Garnica’s childhood friends, Jessica Giraldo and Gabrielle Constante, as well as her former high school soccer coach Matt Hodges.

A balloon memorial will be held at the Alpha Chi Omega sorority house Thursday, June 1.

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