Ryan Chartrand

A funeral for deceased student Edgar Viernes will take place tomorrow in Santa Clarita.

Viernes, an electrical engineering junior, died in a car accident of which he was the passenger on Oct. 12 when the driver swerved to avoid hitting a dog on Foothill Boulevard. The car spun out of control and hit a tree, and Viernes died soon after at Sierra Vista Hospital.

His friend from Santa Clarita, Hiran Patel, said the past couple weeks have been tough.

“I knew (Viernes) from high school, I met him when he was a junior,” Patel said. “He was a close friend.”

As a political science senior at UC Irvine, Patel kept in close contact with Viernes, and even visited earlier this month before his friend died.

Patel will be at the funeral and viewing this week. The viewing will take place today from 2 to 8 p.m. at Eternal Valley Memorial Park in Santa Clarita. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Santa Clarita’s Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, the Catholic church Viernes’ family attends.

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