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BOSSIER CITY, La. - Classmates, faculty and staff at Bossier High School gathered at the flag pole on campus Friday to remember a student killed in a traffic accident.

Xiomara Leticia Portillo-Mejia, 17, died Wednesday night when the pickup she was driving ran off Terry Bradshaw Passway and flipped over.

Portillo-Mejia was ejected and died at the scene, police said.

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Students displayed pictures, notes and other memorabilia to show respect for Portillo-Mejia. Counselors were brought in to help students deal with the death.

Leticia's younger sister, Lessy, was injured in the crash and was expected to have surgery Friday. She is a Bossier High School student.

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