SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — Blen Adunga, 16, died in a collision near Calgary last week along with her two siblings. The three children were traveling with their parents when the car collided with a semi truck.
Adunga played soccer at Ferris High School. On the soccer field, word quickly spread and Adunga’s teammates were in disbelief.
“We’re all about team work and she was definitely a team player,” soccer team member Hailey Calkins said.
According to Canadian authorities, Blen and her siblings died at the scene. Her mother was badly injured and was airlifted to a hospital.
“As a friend of one of them, it hurts to know she’s gone,” Calkins said. “But to be in the parent’s situation, my heart goes out to them.”
A GoFundMe account is set up to help the parents. It is estimated to cost 30,000 dollars to transport each of the bodies to Spokane.
“She brought a light to the group,” soccer team member Christina Kiepe said.
According to news reports from Canada, the funeral for Blen and her siblings is scheduled for Friday in Spokane.
Both parents survived- but badly hurt. It will cost them 30k for them to transport their kids bodies back to the US. A tragedy beyond words pic.twitter.com/UfLr63ykJb— Ryan Simms (@KREMRyan) August 23, 2017
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