PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Portland’s De La Salle North Catholic High School closed for the day Tuesday so students, families and staff could attend a memorial service for two sisters who recently died in a car crash.
The crash on Wednesday, May 22 killed driver 19-year-old Ana E. Moreno Hernandez and her passenger and sister, 15-year-old Kaylee D. Moreno Hernandez.
According to Portland police, a white sedan was driving south on North Greeley Avenue when it crossed the center line and crashed into a gray SUV traveling north. The driver of the SUV wasn’t cited.
Ana was a student of De La Salle High School and graduated in 2018. Kaylee was a 9th-grader at Central Catholic High School.
Tuesday’s memorial service started at Holy Cross Catholic Church on North Bowdoin Street. Mass service followed at 10:30 a.m.
Later Tuesday, complete strangers came together to support the sisters’ family at a fundraiser in the St. Johns neighborhood.
Dub’s St. Johns — a restaurant that operates out of Marie’s bar on North Lombard Street — donated 100% of its proceeds from one menu item directly to the family.
“I just pray that they find comfort and find a way to go on,” said Dub’s Manager Anita Tsourmas. “I hope that this helps them a little bit and that they just know that the community is behind them.”
People started lining up outside of Dubs restaurant around 5 p.m. to order the fried chicken and show their support.
“Anything we can do to help someone in the community, we will do,” said customer Stephen Carl.