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School Pays Tribute to Fallen Classmate

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LAS VEGAS -- A girl's life was cut short by her own mistake behind the wheel as the family of Hillary Lavoie paid tribute. The family is trying to make sure no one else becomes part of a statistic like their daughter.

It was a sad and important night for Hillary's friends and family as it's been a little more than three years since she was killed.

Friday night's football at Shadow Ridge High School had her friends and family wear yellow to raise awareness about wearing seat belts and not texting behind the wheel.

"In the three years since we've lost our daughter, we've met a dozen more families who are going through the same thing and it breaks my heart, no one wants to belong to this club," Hilary's mom Tina LaVoie. "This isn't a good place to be."

Hillary's brother Tyler provided video because 8NewsNow couldn't get inside the football game to cover the event.

Some of the students wore yellow in honor of Hillary as it was her favorite color along with her initials in the shape of a heart.

An awareness campaign her family started to remind everyone to "Click it for Hill."

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