SALEM, Ore. – One girl is dead and another was injured after they went “car surfing” in a Wal-Mart parking lot Friday night, Salem police said.
Police said Marisol Quesada, a 17-year-old North Salem High student, fell off a moving car. She died at Oregon Health & Science University on Monday morning.
The 16-year-old’s injuries were not life threatening, according to police.
Car surfing involves a person standing or kneeling on the car while it is moving. Friends said the teens were driving in circles when they fell from the car.
Two of Quesada's friends who were with her in the hospital when she died said the whole thing is a hard reality.
"Seeing her at the hospital and her family there, it broke my heart seeing her family hold her," said Mireya Arevalo.
Grief counselors are on hand at North Salem High School this week. Students set up a memorial for Quesada.
The school will hold a candle light vigil for Quesada on Wednesday.
"It taught us all a lesson," said Virma Mendez. "That life can be taken away from us at any time. Even if we're young. Even if we're hold."
Police said a 16-year-old who was driving the car was not hurt, and that the district attorney is still reviewing the case.
KATU's Erica Nochlin contributed to this story.