By CBSLA Staff

NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — Many gathered in North Hollywood Sunday night to mourn the deaths of two teenagers who were killed by a suspected D.U.I. driver last Saturday.

“Those kids are beyond belief talented, and highly gifted kids,” said their father Ram Chettupalli. “It is unbelievable both kids are gone in one family.”

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On Dec. 18, Akshata “Lucky” Chettupalli, 16, and her brother 14-year-old Arjit were traveling home from Chatworth with their parents late at night when their vehicle was struck the family’s SUV by a suspected D.U.I. driver. Arjit died that night, his sister died a week later. The two were students in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Arjit was an eighth-grader at Lawrence Middle School located in Chatsworth. Akshata was a junior at the Gifted Magnet Program at North Hollywood High School. She was also the student council class president.

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Friends and family gathered for a candlelight vigil at the corner of Lassen Street and Oakdale Avenue to mourn the deaths of the two teenagers.

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The school district is offering grief counseling to students and staff when schools are back in session on Jan. 10.