The family of Nathalie Diaz, the second Franklin High School student hurt in the weekend wreck, is asking for privacy as she recovers, the El Paso Independent School District told KTSM.
Diaz, who was injured along with James McClain Green, was not originally mentioned as one of the crash victims at the request of her parents.
It is unclear if Diaz was also in the same vehicle as McClain Green, driven by Pablo Payan or the second vehicle driven by James Furman. Both Payan and Furman have been arrested and police said there may be more arrests.
Her injuries were first reported by the Franklin High School band boosters
The Diaz family is asking for privacy as they stay by the teenager’s side.
“The intent and purposes was to ensure that we are offering everything we can to help them and their family as we are doing for other students so we want them to know that every student is important and there was a conversation held and they asked that their privacy be respected,” said EPISD School Board President Trent Hatch.
Still the Franklin community is sharing their thoughts and prayers on social media.
I just received information that Nathalie Diaz was in the same accident as James. She is also in the hospital in critical condition. I ask of you to please pray for her and give her your support. You all have been amazing, I thank you for everything💛— sophie🦁 (@sophiechacon1) November 20, 2018
Let’s ALL remember to keep the same love and support for Nathalie Diaz as we’re showing James! She needs it just as much, she’s fighting just as hard!! ❤️— Ana Wilson (@ana455544) November 21, 2018
Hello friends one of my students was involved in the car accident along with James McClain. Please keep her in your prayers she is still in ICU. Donate if you can. She is a very sweet girl 😢 Please forward this message. https://t.co/fBHKIaRF5B— Arcy Aguina (@ArcyAguina) November 20, 2018
Our team prays that Nathalie Diaz and James McClain have a fast recovery. These cougars are in our mind and hearts and we know there’s a plan for both of them💜— fhsgirlssoccer (@fhsgirlssoccer6) November 20, 2018
Meanwhile, district officials are asking people to fight against underage drinking.
“I’m concerned about the well-being of our students in the community,” Hatch said. “Underage drinking is becoming more prevalent in our community, in our schools and underage house parties, sponsored by parents should not be tolerated, its unacceptable.”