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Two Brothers Perish in Playa Del Rey Collision Days Before Graduation Ceremony

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In a tragic incident this week in Playa Del Rey, two teen brothers, David and Hector Ceja, aged 17 and 15 respectively, tragically lost their lives in a vehicular collision. The accident occurred Tuesday night, casting a shadow over the approaching graduation festivities at Morningside High School, where David was a senior.

The Ceja brothers were identified by the Inglewood Unified School District, which expressed its grief over the loss. A statement from the district conveyed its deep sadness and offered condolences to the bereaved family, while also mentioning that counseling support is being provided to the school community during this distressing period.

The profound impact of the incident was felt during Morningside High School’s graduation ceremony, where David Ceja was to be an honoree. A framed photograph adorned in a red cap and gown represented the presence of the young graduate among his peers, signaling an achievement that was both celebrated and mourned at the event.

The honor of receiving David’s diploma was extended to his family in a poignant segment of the graduation that included a moment of silence for the siblings, who were fondly referred to as the “fallen monarchs” in line with the school’s mascot. The ceremony also featured the symbolic release of three doles, paying homage to the departed brothers.

Source: Los Angeles Times