Friends, Classmates Remember Student Killed Returning From Thanksgiving

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Monday evening tearful students gathered at the Delta Zeta house to remember one of their own.

20-year-old Lauren Baker of Missouri City was killed Sunday morning while driving back to Texas A&M after the Thanksgiving break.

The accident happened in Grimes County, on Highway 6, 10 miles south of Navasota. Troopers said they weren't sure why, but Baker's car suddenly swerved to the right, and slid into a tree.

Monday evening the Delta Zeta sorority house, where Baker was a member, held a memorial service. Over 100 students attended.

Baker was also a fish camp counselor. Freshman Erik Sletten was in Baker's fish camp discussion group this summer.

"I'll miss everything about her," said Sletten. "Her smile, that was wonderful, her personality, there was just a lot of things that made Lauren unique and that's why there's so many people here."

"Lauren was really enthusiastic all the time. She was really happy. She was always there to encourage you. She was really dedicated in everything she did," said Rachel Rodriguez. Rodriguez was on the Elkins High School dance team with Baker.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5-9 p.m., at St. Laurence Catholic Church, in Missouri City.

Baker's funeral is Wednesday, at 2 p.m., also at St. Laurence.