Rialto teen killed in fatal Riverside crash graduated from Arroyo Valley High School
The 17-year-old girl killed in a car crash early Monday in Riverside was a recent graduate of Arroyo Valley High School, a San Bernardino City Unified School District official confirmed.
Aileen Canul, of Rialto, died at the scene of the crash on Market Street, north of 2nd Street. She graduated in December, said Maria Garcia, school district communications officer.
Arroyo Valley counselors visited each of her classes on Tuesday to provide emotional support, Garcia said. They also spoke individually to any students who asked.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation, Riverside police officer Ryan Railsback said Wednesday evening. It’s still not known if drugs or alcohol were a factor.
Canul was the passenger in a 2000 Honda Civic that was driven by an 18-year-old when it slammed into a tree just before 5 a.m. Monday. The driver is still hospitalized, Railsback said.