Alexis Hughes spent part of Monday afternoon arranging flowers at a memorial for her best friend, Haidyn Gavlinski, on Appling-Harlem Road, where the Harlem senior died in a head-on collision with a tractor trailer. Hughes said she and Gavlinski had been friends since sixth grade.
"She always put a smile on my face, there was never a dull moment with her and I'll never forget her laugh," Hughes said. " We went to parties together, we went to eighth grade formal, everything. She was always there making everybody laugh, she never met a stranger.