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BETTENDORF, IA -- The community and school district remember former classmate, Natalie Munoz, who died after a car crash early Tuesday morning.

Police say she was driving westbound on River Drive in Davenport when she lost control of her car, crossing into oncoming traffic.

Bettendorf High School's principal, Jimmy Casa, says Natalie graduated early from high school on Monday. She was ready to start classes at Scott Community College on Tuesday. That's when the accident happened.

Students have already decorated Natalie's locker and left messages. The counselors also set up a memorial where classmates shared loving memories and pictures of 18-year-old Natalie.

The announcement came over the speakers Wednesday morning. Erica Miller, a friend, describes the moment. "About 30 seconds after the bell rang for the first spot, we sat down and Mr. Casas went on the intercom and said that Natalie had passed in a car accident yesterday morning. That moment, everybody was silent. I started crying. At first, it wasn't real and I didn't believe it. It was shocking and I just burst into tears."

Those who knew Natalie describer her as loving and smart. They say her family meant more to her than anything.

Madison Preisser, a friend, says, "I immediately burst into tears because I was sad. I'm hurt for Melanie (Natalie's sister), because her and her sister had a close bond."

Miller adds, "She put all her days and everything for her sister and her family, and her close friends. She was a very good person."

Although her life has been tragically lost, Natalie Munoz will never be forgotten.

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