GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Friends and coworkers say they're devastated after learning Ofelia Paredes was killed in a crash early Friday morning.
Paredes, 21, of Colfax, was driving south on Fleming Road and her vehicle went off on the right side and then back across lanes of travel.
The vehicle then went off the roadway to the left and struck a grove of trees.
Friends say Paredes was a warm person who could light up a room.
“It definitely feels like we’ve lost one of our sisters,” said co-worker Burgandy Craven. “Ofelia was one of those people if you knew her you instantly loved her.”
Her coworkers at a High Point restaurant said she was quick to help others any way that she could.
“Even on her bad days she was more worried about us than she was about herself,” said Autumn Davis.
Restaurant staff plan to gather photos of Paredes for a collage, and set up a donation jar to help cover the 21-year-old's funeral costs.
Officials closed the road between Crystal Lake Drive and Tamaron Drive. Paredes died as a result of her injuries sustained in the crash, which happened around 3:06 a.m.