A fiery crash has Texas A&M University and two local school districts in mourning tonight.
This, after an alleged drunk driver crashed into three college students early Sunday morning.
Both Amy Pacheco and fellow Aggie Miguel Hernandez died at the scene along with Katie Thomas.
Police say Thomas was the driver of a white mustang that was traveling the wrong way on Highway 290 before hitting Pacheco's SUV head on.
Pacheco's boyfriend, Francisco Compos, was a passenger in the vehicle and remains hospitalized. He was the only survivor.
We've learned that all three were college students and a part of the corps cadets.
They drove into Houston over the weekend because Pacheco and Campos were recent H-I-S-D graduates. They were participating as "graders" at an annual JROTC Competition.
"Anybody that knows Amy knows that she had this big smile and dimples that you just couldn't miss" said Cornell McGhee, the director of the JROTC Program for the district.
Mcghee says he's known Amy for the last four years and has been able to watch her not just grow as a person, but as a leader in a program she loved and lived for.
"Quite a few students have gone to visit with grief counselors because both of these students had an impact on their lives," say Mcghee.
Judging by Pacheco and her friend Miguel's Facebook page, they both loved wearing the uniform and were embracing their new lives as first year university students.
Mcghee says it's a tragic reminder of how precious life is.
"We're just telling kids to cherish everyday. To stay focused that life is short lived, but to continue to have an impact every single day."