Hundreds gathered Tuesday to mourn the passing of Sugey Cuevas, who family and friends remembered as a colorful, free spirit who had a contagious laugh, and loved dancing and Flamin' Hot Cheetos.
The 19-year-old John Burroughs High School graduate died in a car crash in Burbank on Sept. 28 that claimed the lives of four other young people and left one injured.
A group of Cuevas' friends attended her funeral clad in bright outfits, their arms covered in “kandi,” or colorful beaded bracelets popular at electronic music festivals, or raves, of which Cuevas was a fan.
“If we were all wearing black, she'd be striking us with lighting,” her best friend Heather Haynes, who was dressed in pink and white, said with a laugh. “She was always the life of the party.”
On Twitter recently, Cuevas posted a message that read, “Twerk at my funeral,” her family said, which is why they asked friends to come dressed in festival attire. Her Twitter account has since been deleted.