|Andrea Castilla and Derek Miller|
Andrea Castilla was celebrating her 28th birthday during the country music festival with her boyfriend Derek Miller and her family.
As the group were enjoying the music, gunman Stephen Paddock began firing into the crowd from a nearby hotel balcony. Andrea was protecting her sister Anthea when she was hit in the head by a bullet and collapsed instantly.
Derek, along with Anthea’s boyfriend Shane, immediately carried Andrea to the highway and flagged down a motorist to get her to the hospital.
Sadly she died soon after arriving in hospital – just one of the 58 people who were killed during the massacre. Shortly after hearing the news Derek confessed to Anthea that he was planning to propose to her sister right after the festival.
Anthea told People: ‘They were planning on staying on until Thursday in our guest room. [Derek] told me,
“I was planning on asking her this weekend with you guys… We talked about spending the rest of our lives together”.’
Derek had even been given permission by Andrea’s father to propose to his daughter. Andrea was described as a ‘free spirit that always had a positive outlook on life’ on a GoFundMe page set up after her death. SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>