Santa Ynez Valley Union High School

E Walden Bohnet

High school graduation ceremonies continue around the Central Coast this week, although in a very different manner than in years past. 

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Students and faculty at Santa Ynez Valley Union High School were in mourning Friday after learning about the death of freshman student Carina Velazquez, killed during a traffic incident Thursday night.

A statement from the principal on the school's website Velazquez died late Thursday night as the result of injuries suffered when she was struck by a vehicle. She had been taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital with major injuries.