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Homecoming Queen's Final Words to Dad: "The Car's Tipping"

One of the 23 people who died in flooding and tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas since the start of the Memorial Day weekend was a homecoming queen who drowned when her car was swept off a road. Her father, Tomas Ramirez, recounted to NBC News his last conversation with his daughter Alyssa as she returned from her prom at 2:45 a.m. Sunday, southwest of San Antonio. "She wakes me up and I say, 'Honey what's going on?' and she says, 'Dad, what do I do? My car has been in the water. What do I do?'" he said. "Back the car up," Ramirez responded. "She says, 'I can't, Dad. The car's tipping.'" Rescue workers who found his daughter's body later told him that Alyssa had a smile on her face, he said. "It was a horrible conversation. But at the same time I got to treasure it because at least I had that conversation with her," Ramirez told NBC News. Read »
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