Student Killed in Crash Remembered as "Beautiful, Inside and Out"

Published 04/10 2014 09:05PM

Updated 04/10 2014 10:18PM

By Michaela MacDonald

LUBBOCK, TX -- Texas Tech freshman Elana Myers, 18, was killed in a traffic accident on Highway 84 near Post, Wednesday. Her friend, Ginny Moon, shared her memories of Myers.

"She was just generous and she always had a story to tell she was like oh my friend this, and she had such a loving heart," said Moon, "I think the best way to describe her is that she was a really down-to-earth person. She was beautiful inside and out, literally."

Myers was a Texas Tech freshman and also a part-time model. According to her Facebook she was headed to Austin for a fashion show when she rolled her car along Highway 84. DPS says she was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

"She just cared about everyone and everything so much," said Moon. "She was always a leader, she always spoke up and could always lead a crowd and always knew how to light up a room." 

Moon met Myers when the she joined the Women's Service Organization, where they volunteered together at the Humane Society and Pancake Festival.

Texas Tech has released a statement saying "We are saddened to hear of Elana's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. It's always difficult when we lose a member of the Red Raider family."

"I think the worst part is is like she really was one of the good ones and she was going to do so much in life and do so much for others and now she can't," said Moon.

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