Over the weekend friends and family dedicated a roadside sign to Janelle, while encouraging others to avoid driving drunk.
The deadly crash happened just before midnight on May 23, 2008, when a truck jumped the curb and slammed into Janelle and her friend. The friend was hospitalized with serious injuries. The driver, 33-year-old Micah Pelton, pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. He was sentenced to six years in prison.
More than a third of traffic deaths in Snohomish County last year involved alcohol, according to the Washington Traffic Safety Coalition.