Tragedy for Pampa girl waiting for liver transplant

Drinking and driving may be the cause of a fatal hit and run over the Memorial Day weekend in Pampa.

NewsChannel 10's Laura Rojas brings us the story of a 13-year old girl who's life was cut short Saturday evening.

Alejandra Ramirez was a lively happy teenager who just finished school and was looking forward to summer vacation and getting her liver transplant. "Friday was her last day of school and she had come home with an award for best dressed..which she always enjoyed" says Olga Ramirez.

Her mother, Olga tells us she was at the top of the waiting list for a liver transplant that could have happened at any moment. "As a matter of fact thursday we had gone to the doctor in Lubbock for a check-up and she had x-rays and a sonogram done, everything checked out okay for her transplant"

But now after the family came to the U.S. to try and save Alejandra they find themselves waiting for Alejandra's body, which they will receive Tuesday evening.

A private memorial service will be held Thursday before her family takes her back home to her final resting place that she once left in search of hope and a cure...Mexico.

26-year old Steven Lee Stamps ll was arrested in the hit and run and faces charges of intoxication manslaughter.

We also learned that he was previously arrested three times for DWI and convicted twice.