Arizona officials misidentify crash victims

In this photo provided by the University of Evansville, Abby Guerra, who is in critical condition after a July 18 car accident, is shown. Arizona officials incorrectly said that Guerra had died at the scene of the crash, leading families and friends to believe that her friend, 21-year-old Marlena Cantu, was the one who survived with critical injuries. (AP Photo/University of Evansville) NO SALES

July 25, 2010 4:41:09 PM PDT
Family and friends spent the past week standing vigil outside a Phoenix hospital room, praying Marlena Cantu would recover from severe injuries suffered in an Arizona traffic crash. But their world was turned upside down when they learned authorities had made a mistake - and the badly bruised, swollen-faced woman in the hospital bed wasn't Cantu.