Prayer service held for former Chapin HS athlete, family

Prayer service held for former Chapin HS athlete, family.

A heart-wrenching prayer service brings family and friends of an El Paso woman and her small child together on Friday evening.

Genesis Soto and her 3-year-old daughter, Drianna Tucker, are fighting for their lives after they were involved in a deadly crash on Monday.

“She’s strong and she can fight through anything,” said Soto’s friend Aly Acosta.

Soto is a Chapin High School graduate, so it was only fitting that the school opened its doors for the service.

Soto is the girlfriend of El Paso standout athlete, Cliff Tucker, who died in the crash.

Two others were also killed, Andrew and Amanda Akaji.

They were on their way to El Paso when the van they were in lost control after a tire blew out along Interstate 10 about 10 miles west of Balmorhea.

Friday evening, friends and family of Soto and Tucker held hands and hugged to show their support.

“We need her to be OK,” said Soto’s friend, Charlotte Johnson. “We’re all coming together and praying together and wishing the best for our friend. Letting her know, whether she knows or not right now, that we’re all rooting for her. We’re all praying for her. We just wish her the best in her recovery and her daughter, as well.”

There will be a memorial service at Chapin High School for Cliff Tucker on Sunday at 6 p.m.

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