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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Several families are mourning tonight after a car crash killed three people last night in Wilmington. It happened at 10:22 p.m. in the Forest Hills neighborhood. Investigators say a SUV with four people slammed into a tree.

The driver, Raphael Samuel, 22, of Wilmington, and and two passengers, Shatia Hankins, 25 of Wilmington, and Yashica White, 22, of Leland, died. A fourth passenger, 30-year-old Demond Jones, of Wilmington, survived.

Alongside debris from the crash, Tuesday friends dropped off flowers.

“Life is too short,” said Cornelius Nixon, a friend of Samuel. “That’s all I can say, man. You see a person here, and then they’re gone the next day… Life is too short man.”

Several residents is Forest Hills say the impact was so bad that it felt like the suv had actually hit their home.

Wilmington police say Hankins and White died at the scene. Jones and Samuel were taken to the hospital, where Samuel died.

“Like I said, he’s a good friend. That’s all I can say about him. He was a good friend,” Nixon said.

The cause of the crash is still being looked into. Police say a WPD officer spotted the vehicle driving without lights just moments before the crash. That officer then turned around to follow the SUV, keeping his lights and siren off. Detectives say the vehicle took off, and moments later the officer found the SUV smashed against this tree.

Police say none of the people in the SUV had their seat belt on at the time of the crash.

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  • LAWRENCE LENNON

    LETS SAY YOU ARE LATE FOR A BUSSINESS MEETING AND YOU RUNNIN LATE OR YOUR WIFE IS LATE FOR HER APPOINTMENT AT THE NAIL PLACE AND SHE SPEEDING TO GET THERE (AND I PROMISE U THERE IS PLENTY OF PAPER WORK ON IT). THEY MIGHT NOT HAVE A RECORD BUT THEY STILL BROKE THE LAW!! SO THERE WRONGE, AND THEY ALSO TRYNA DOWN THERE COFFEE THEN THROW THAT OUT THE WINDOW DRIVING THRU THE HOOD. THEN THEY LOOK BOTH WAYS FOR COPS AND WHEN ITS CLEAR YALL RUN THE STOP LIGHT. THATS ALL BREAKING THE LAW AND IF U KEEP THAT UP AND NOT GETTING CAUGHT OR BOTHERED BY THE POLICE U COULD BE NEXT OR WORST

  • LAWRENCE LENNON

    YOU GOT A POINT BUT NO HEART. IF U SAY THAT THERE GOING TO HELL RIGHT? THEN U MUST BELIEVE THERE IS HEAVEN RIGHT? THEN U MUST BE KNOW THERE IS A GOD AND HE IS THE ONLY!!!!!!! I REPEAT THE ONLY!!! PERSON WHO CAN JUDGE WHO GOES TO HEAVEN OR HELL. WHAT IF ALL THE LAWS THAT WE LIVE BY WHERE WRONGE? WAT IF THEY DID WAT THEY WHERE PUT HERE TO DO AND IT WAS THERE TIME TO GO. THEY WERENT PERFECT BUT THEY HAD ALOT OF YEARS OF CHURCH I KNOW I WAS THERE I WAS IN SERVICE I PLAYED THE DRUMS THATS MY LIL BROTHER THAT WAS DRIVING SO IM A FIRST TO KNOW IF THEY WHERE GOD ABIDING AS FAR AS THEM ON EVERYDAY LIFE HE HELPED ALOT OF PEOPLE I KNOW HE DID ALOT OF GREAT THINGS THAT I DONT HAVE TO TELL U OR ANY BODY ELSE ON HERE ABOUT CAUSE I KNOW AND U TRYNA FIND OUT!!! HAHAHA GET A LIFE!!!!

  • Grand Ole Party

    Ya know I really think a petition should be brought against YOU, and have you declared legally stupid. The funny thing about your post is that had the officer turned activated the blue lights and siren you would have complained that this action caused them to hit the tree and die. How in the name of all that is unholy IS NOT TURNING on the blue lights using to much authority?? But yes, all this could have been avoided, by simply avoiding the tree.

  • Grand Ole Party

    Eating okra makes me sick to my stomach, so guess how I handle that problem? I don’t eat it. Pretty simple solution wouldn’t you say? If you don’t like the posts on here, DON’T READ THEM!!!!

  • Unknown

    You said you feel bad for their families, yet you call them idiots. I will say a prayer for you as well. You definately need it.

  • Unknown

    YES, YES, YES! This comment was definately worth reading. And I totally agree. Judge Not!!!!!!

  • guesty

    But you are wrong. Criminal acts are not mistakes but active conscious choices. Just because they are now dead doesn’t make them saints. It just makes them dead criminals.

  • Guest Lee

    While I understand your frustration about negative comments on this forum, the fact is that this IS a public forum where anyone can post any thoughts, negative or positive, on a posted article. If the family doesn’t want to see nagative things on this site, they should look somewhere else for comfort.

    People are going to post what they want, when they want; and there’s no stopping them. Families would be better off talking to other family members, church families, and friends, if they want positve feedback. None of these type forums are know for happy, touchy-feelie type postings. It’s just a simple fact.

  • crystal

    You shouldnt judge people. Just because someone has a record does not mean that they were any danger to you! Did you ever ask yourself what kind of predicament they were in to do what the “LAW” says they did? Now since im sure you have not thought about that here’s some perspective i am a white female 26 years old and i was raised in a good home.I had a baby at 18 and my childs fathers mother was Indian , so she was put at the top of the New Hanover county housing list! So we moved to creek wood. The first thing I would say is that there are some wonderful people who live there and have lived there for 20 + years. The second is that at first it was very hard to live there for me. When I first got there I had police pulling me over every time I pulled out of creek wood EVERY TIME , Like 3,4,5 times a day. They were judging me! They thought I was buying drugs! Then I got to know some people some good some bad. some good people with a record and some bad people with a record. Now let me ask you if the bad people have records and sell drugs who do you think buy those drugs?? The rich kids, the rich men , the poor drug addict who has to beg bum and ROB people to get his drugs, the doctors , you might say no not the doctors, but I say yes they do. How do you think they get though med school. with that being said let me ask you who you think would rob you or rape you first a drug dealer with a pocket full of money who im sure If they wanted a girl they could pick one up with no problem or a drug addict wanting to get high or already high wanting sex..Also this country has turned away from god in so many ways. we need to find Jesus and read his word. Matthew 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. Matthew 7:2 For with what judgement ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. Matthew 7:5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brothers eye. To the family Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

  • Guest789654895

    Really, where in the news report does it say anything about drugs being in the car?

  • Mojorisen

    If she was so great she would not been casing a nice neigborhood with her fine upstanding companions and would most likely still be breathing.Your friends are a direct reflection of your-self. Riding with the lights off is not normal and would lead most people to think they where up to no good. Then to run for no other reason than the cop turned around just kind of seals the deal.

  • Guest2020

    It probably does have everything to do with this car crash because they were probably speeding in order to distance themselves from the police officer.

  • Guest2020

    The police officer did not drive that van at a high rate of speed through a residential neighborhood. That officer did not run off the road and hit that tree. That police officer did not prevent those four people from wearing their seat belts. That police officer made an observation that the lights were off then he turned around to observe the vehicle. As far as I know there is no law that says that the police officer must turn his lights and sirens on when he sees a suspect vehicle.

    With the criminal background of the driver, if the officer had turned his lights and sirens on, the driver probably would have gone even faster than he already was. If that had happened, then the story might have ended in more tragedy had they approached other vehicles or any pedestrians. As it turns out, only the ones in the wrong were injured or lost their lives. And by not turning his lights and sirens on it is possible that that officer saved innocent lives from being lost.

  • Guest2020

    The background information is relevant in that it points out the most probable reason why the driver was speeding. It is most likely that the criminal spotted a police officer and without regard for anyone else, he began travelling at a high rate of speed in a residential area in order to avoid the officer.

  • Wife of the surviver

    Yes he WAS a convicted felon Yes he did do time and that part of him is done! Demond is a father a husband and a friend to many ppl and if you know him like I do you would know he IS a changed man!! God has a plan for my husband and it IS going to play out!!

  • Brian

    …and if he had turned on his lights, then he’d have been blamed for making them run and the crash would have been his fault. I just love the American mentality.

  • who are you to judge

    To all the people who were so concerned with their records GET A LIfE! For real loses their life and you are concerned about their past records. seriously everyone makes misteaks even the ones pointing their fingers and turning up their noses. You arent god so fortunatly your feelings dont matter. Thanks god! remember you will be judged too! I wonder what they will say about you!

  • Guest CommonTater

    So now we look for someone else to blame….. This country is suffering from people not accepting responsibility for personal actions. It’s never because of bad choices eh? pffttt!! A petition against the police? How stupid a thing to suggest.Grow up!

    I hope the family finds peace.

  • Disgusted

    I agree with you 100% I don’t see how people can be so insensitive. I didn’t know all of them but I know shatia and I know she was someones daughter, someones mother, someones sister. I find it to be disgusting that people have to speak about them that way. What happened happened and we cannot change lets please allow these families to morn them without anyone negative conments they already have enough to deal with have some respect. If it was your family you would want the same. the families will be in my prayers.

  • Emily

    I need to grow up? Please Milo. Why don’t you reread my comment and stop making snap judgements about not only me, but the victims. None of those offenses have anything to do with poor driving habits as the person above me seemed to think by bringing up their criminal past. I am simply stating that maybe we don’t need to dig up dirt on every single person that ever has had something bad happen to them and just pay a little respect to the people that loved them. I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday spending it with those you love as these 4 families will never be the same.

  • Das Weibstück

    Whatever… The Darwin Award is his.

  • withsympathy

    As I said before, this is not the time or place to judge or point fingers. I guess some people don’t get that. I did not know any of these young victims or their families, but the fact remains there are lives lost and loved ones left behind.If people can’t offer condolences or fond memories to share, they should just keep the negative comments to themselves and allow the families to grieve with respect. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of the friends and families of these young victims of thie horible tragedy.

  • Grand Ole Party

    The only postive thing about all this is that three out of the four will no longer be around to commit crimes anymore. Positive enough for you?

  • John

    –80mph or so in a residential neighborhood where the speed limit is 25.
    –Speeding through a school zone. Yes I know it was 1030pm but its still a school zone.
    –No Seatbelts
    –Drugs found in the car
    –Driving without headlights at 1030pm
    –Trying to evade police.

    The stupid shall be punished. The only good thing to come out of this is that these morons did not kill anyone else. This is a high foot traffic neighborhood where people are walking with their kids or dogs at all hours. I am also glad that the oak tree stopped them short before they were able to careen into someone’s living room. I do feel bad for the victim’s families. No one should have to go through losing a loved one, but everyone in that car was in some way responsible for this tragic accident.

    And before anyone says I should mind my own business, well this accident occurred a few hundred yard from my house, so it could have been my living room these idiots crashed into instead of that oak tree.

  • Grand Ole Party

    What part of it SOUNDS fishy to you stupid? Why is that fishy? Officers follow cars, it’t part of the investigation process. Any further stupid questions?

  • kblue2221984

    No one deserves this. Too young :( Prayers to the family and friends…….. Say’s who? Say’s Kblue!

  • guesty

    Demond Jones is a common name?

  • u_dont_need_2_know_me

    As I sit here and read all of the messages that people have posted, I am embarrased to say I am a resident of this county, (less than a year). From everything I have gathered so far this is the most outlandish county and the police (some not all) are criminals themselves, and how dare them to call out others for breaking the law. Now for the young adults that lost thier lives in such a tragedy let them Rest In Peace, there lives are over and nothing else good or bad will ever change that fact.
    I am sure if the people that are posting useless information on here would look at themselves and/or the people around them and check thier backyard before calling out others. How many times have you done something illegal and just never got caught whether it be something as simple as speeding, littering, or something more serious.
    To the families of the deceased, my heart goes out to you, and to the children that have lost a parent I know that God can comfort each one of you, because my children lost thier father several years ago (death by military complications). Let the children hold on to the positive memories and keep the negative thoughts and comments to yourself, dont you think that the families are dealing with enough already.
    To the survivoir my heart also goes out to you, because you are left behind to endure the pain and constant replays of that night forever in your mind, not to mention the loss of your friends. But God has a plan for your life and maybe he is trying to wake you and God has allowed you another day to get your life together and surrender to Him.
    For the citizens of this county: It appears that alot of you need to Grow Up! God has the final say so and the bible says Let he without sin cast the first stone, if I were you I would keep my mouth shut and keep your opinion to yourself, it may be you sitting in the same place one day with your children or family member.

  • Pray without ceasing…love, show mercy, and mercy

    I have prayed and will continue to pray for all of the families involved…and I will also be praying for those that are judging and being inconsiderate to these families and their loved ones…May God Bless you all…and to the families and friends of all of the young people involved my deepest sympathies….We all need prayer and to pray for our youth…there are also small children involved….please have repspect in the same manner you all would want respect at a time like this.

  • Annonymous

    I do not know anyone that was in this wreck, but reading some of these post makes me sick to my stomach. People act like because of someones past that makes them dying okay. IT DOESN’T! I can not begin to imagine how these peoples families feel, much less how they feel getting on here reading some of the post people are putting. I can honestly say that just because some of them had records doesn’t mean they “deserve what they get”…..I was raped when I was 8 years old, and as mad as I am at the man who done it to me, if he was to get out of prison and get killed in a car crash, I would not get on here and post negative things about him, not because he’s a great person but because I know that he does have a family, and I would not want to hurt them for what he done in his past! Therefore, with that being said, if you don’t have anything positive to say to these families, then stay off here! This is not a place for your negative thoughts. Keep them to yourself! R.I.P. to the ones that lost their lives, and for the one who survived, may you recover well. Also, to the family and friends, you are in our thoughts and prayers!

  • Appreciating LIFE

    and what relevance does any of this have to do in their deaths? someone lost a family member, friend, son/daughter and your speaking on their downfalls. do you know anything positive about them ? did you also include that in your search ? im sure you didnt smh. youre a worthless human being.

  • milo

    Nothing to do with driving?? These idiots were driving at 10 P.M. without headlights on. They see a cop pass them and speed away. HMMMM, wanna bet they find something illegal when they search the vehicle? Grow up!

  • dittos88

    Seems some of the readers did think before they posted. They did back ground research on them. Sure did enlighten me!

  • Response

    So what exactly does a person’s criminal history have to do with the death of three people? The survivor maybe a convicted felon but thats irrelevant to the fact, grow up!

  • dittos

    Guess it’s not true only the good die young.

  • Guest111

    I stand corrected. I had heard this was teenagers when in fact they are adults. Based on their history and what they were doing that night I would say they were up to no good. Why run from the police? That’s a dead giveaway.

  • Guest119

    It is sad that we had 3 people die at once. BUT after looking at there records all I can say is the City of Wilmington is now a safer place to live. Sorry family and friends but the truth hurts.

  • in shock

    I am so amazed at some of these comments. No matter what happend there were children left behind I knew shatia she was my friend and her baby is just the sweetest thing in the world these were young ppl who worked for a living had children to take care of and were enjoying their youth so if you didnt know them personally please dont judge because alot of ppl are suffering right now

  • Jeri

    Why did the officer not put on his lights? What does the victim’s record have to do with the accident.

    Sounds fishy to me.

  • Guest2020

    Maybe not, but it would explain why he was speeding after he saw the police officer.

  • GuestName

    Three people lost their lives and the survivor who happens to be my cousin is seriously injured and all you have to think about is looking up his criminal record! How about you take the time to think about them all people someone’s child, parent, brother or sister. Whether anyone had a criminal record has nothing to do with this accident.

  • flwrlily

    Ya know I really think a petition should be brought against the police officers, had they turned on there lights and sirens they could have startled them or alerted them to know there lights were not on. What a terrible tragedy a total shame, for the unnecessary act that could have been prevented, or at least tried to prevent it. I am disgusted with the police they are using to much of authority. May God comfort and Bless the families.

  • cierra winston

    I cant explain how hurt i am to hear such news my heart goes out to the other families who have also lost someone in the crash… You know they say things happen for a reason and put it in gods hands that this had to happen for a reason…smh it hurts me to see how ruthless you naive people are in wilmington when all you do is slang names after their deaths…its ashame and it makes me think that you people just rather throw dirt on them than rather say how sorry you are to the families instead pointing fingers….smh what it was someone in your family or someone you knew that was in the accident….and for the police department to even begin to put their criminal history means nothing t but hatred to the situation ima need for them to get it together……. I LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER MAY YOU REST IN PARADISE RAPHAEL SAMUELS…. <3

  • Ashley

    Stop talking about the dead and injured in such a negative light. What the heck are yall problems. How dare you decide to post negative information about the victims at hand. We have 3 people dead and one serverly injured and all you have time to do is look up their criminal backgrounds and post up that information and automatically assume the worst of these you indivisuals. That only shows you have no time on your hands and want nothing morethan to feel superior by bringing the life of another to shame. You should feel shamed to have to degrade another to make yourself feel better….

  • Ashley

    What does him having a criminal background have to do with his death. His past mistakes has absolutely nothing to do with his current status. It saddens me that you have to take out time to look up his faults instead of properly mourning. STOP LOOKING TO MAKE A SITUATION WORST BY YOUR NEGATIVE COMMENTS! You have no respect for the families or the problem at hand, find something better to do with your time than digrading his name.

  • U.will.never.know

    SO WHAT if the driver had a crimial background.. That dont give you the right to post it on here^^ It has nothing to do with it at all. ok Maybe he was drinking and driving and he shouldnt have, But you are so dis respectful to post that on here…

  • HOLLOW TIP PRODUCTIONS

    RIP Ralph and the two girls!! hollow tip is supporting the family and will be in market north shooting a video this week inviting everyone to join or come out and support, be sure to add hollow tips facebook page facebook.com/hollowtipproductions/
    or on twitter @hollowtip910

  • me

    YOU ARE SO IGNORANT AND HATEFUL. THEY WERE NOT OUT TO ROB ANYONE. UTS UNKOWN WHY THE DRIVER GOT SPOOKED BUT HE WAS SPEEDING THROUGH FOREST HILLS NOT ROBBING IT. HATEFUL MEAN PERSON U ARE.

  • me

    Your comment about this event is so ignorant. who cares what their record is.?? It has NOTHING TO DO WUTH THIS CAR CRASH.

  • nobody

    Who cares about what the victim of the crash was convicted of in his past..?? Ignorant people. My family member survived by the grace of God and thats what matters…stop your ignorance. And mt heart goes out to the friends and familt of the driver and other victims of this horrific event…

  • FuDog Nanchu

    The actions of one’s past does not decrease the value of a life.
    To rush and pass judgement like you have does nothing but decrease the value of your own self worth. Furthermore it shows not only that you are a judgmental individual it proves that you have a lack of compassion for others and their families. It displays the negative character of the person you are and your first comment is disturbing and cruel enough although I know none of you, to make others and myself come to the conclusion that if you were one of the deceased, then this world just might possibly be a more positive place.
    There is a time and place for everything, and while factual, this was neither the time or place for such atrocious a post.

  • Chris Cromartie Jr.

    Why does everything has to be negative from this post as u dnt see he attempted to change his old aspects of life around by going to Cape Fear Community College so why bash him of old charges there were young and very disorganized by being negative doesn’t change how good of a person he is/was so I would respect you more if you don’t talk about my brother like this if you have a problem with not confronting me face to face then I suggest u shut the heck up about what you don’t kno abt sum one point blank period this is a equal comment on my behalf not a threat its a promise. Don’t go talk about people you don’t know. #just sayn (chris_cromartiejr@hotmail.com)

  • Guestsc

    how dare you sit here and talk about a dead persons pass and what they may or may nit have done you are just sick you dont even know these people i use to chill with these people on a day to day bases they are not bad people at all like i said before you dont know there struggle so dont come on here saying anything if you dont know them on a personal level because in the end god dont like ugly so in the end these people will always get the last laugh and they are in the heaven gates no longer with a stuggle god bless you for being so rude and people like you wonder why the world the way it is its because of hateful people as your self god bless you

  • Mitch

    WWAY — The guy Ramon interviewed above — Cornelius Nixon, a friend of Samuel (deceased) who is quoted saying “”Life is too short,” has himself a major criminal background. Gee Whiz! “Birds of of a feather stick together it seems…”

    KIDNAPPING 2ND DEGREE (ATTEMPTED)
    INDECENT LIBERTY W/CHILD (PRINCIPAL)
    CRIME AGAINST NATURE (PRINCIPAL)
    DELINQ OF MINOR (PRINCIPAL)
    POSSESS SCHEDULE II (PRINCIPAL) — two counts at different dates
    DRUG PARA – USE/POSSESS (PRINCIPAL)

    Confirm on NC Offender website — FYI don’t be pals with felons.

  • Elizabeth

    Peoples lives were taken, now is not the time for heartless BS about their criminal records. Families still mourn, people have died, and its unfortunate that people like you choose to post ignorant posts at a time of grief and heartache.

  • Guest202

    I would like to know what their records have to do with the fact that these people are deceased. Ignorance like this upsets me !!

  • SurfCityTom

    will you try to make something positive from this?

    Will you stress the importance of using seat belts?

    At least 2, if not all of the deceased, would likely have survived had they been wearing seatbelts.

    So why not do more than just promote yourself? Turn this tragedy into a lesson for all.

  • Guest543

    I think the criminal background of the deceased men in the car is very important — these were hardened criminals — and from judging from the comments of family members and friends (many of which are themselves felons, just run their names through NC Dept. of Corrections “Offender Search”) they only looked the other way and acted to enable a life of drug use and mischief. What about the victims of their robberies? What about the safety of the children in Forest Hills? The battery of the SUV flew in the air 150 feet after impact — could have killed a sleeping child in a home. This was not an accident, but rather years of poor decision making culminating in an reckless event. Stop telling me “their in heaven now” because there is the thing called judgement and hellfire.

  • JudgeNot

    Dear Mitch – Demond Jones is a common name, so where is your proof that he is the the same person you looked up? And if it is the same person, does that make him a bad person for being a convicted felon? What exactly is your point in bringing up POSSIBLE prior convictions? Let their families grieve and go bother someone else with your useless and inaccurate information.

  • Mitch

    Demond Jones — only surviver — is also a convicted Felon: ROBBERY W/DANGEROUS WEAPON (PRINCIPAL) served 6 years + 5 months, convicted in NHC. Also one female passenger has misdemeanor record. So 3/4 were recently engaged in criminal activity. This can be confirmed by doing an “offender search” at the NC Dept. of Corrections website.

  • Amie Brown

    I did not have the oppertunity to know these young people but as a resident of Leland my heart goes out to each and everyone of their family members and friends. I have lost alot of family and friends to accidents and can only imagine what you must be feeling. Please know that in time the pain of loosing someone will fade, but their memories will alway’s remain.
    Please keep in mind people, reguardless of the circumstances behind this accident, that the family and friends of these young men and women have lost someone that they love and care about very much. Word can hurt so please keep that in mind when you are posting things on here.

  • Anonymous

    This is true. He does have a criminal background. I went and looked myself. The police probably spooked him when they went past.

  • Emily

    That is neither here nor there that they had a criminal history. It is also kind of funny that you would mention that as none of those offenses have anything to do with driving.

  • Das Weibstück

    Lights off and took off when they saw the cop…. wonder who they were about to rob?

  • Hesper

    My heart goes out for the dead, but know that the driver was a convicted felon —
    Raphael Samuel, 22:
    COMMON LAW ROBBERY (PRINCIPAL)
    POSSESS SCHEDULE I (PRINCIPAL)
    DRUG PARA – USE/POSSESS (PRINCIPAL)
    POSSESSING STOLEN GOODS (PRINCIPAL)
    WANTON INJ PER/PROP $200 & LS (PRINCIPAL)

    This can be confirmed by doing an “offender search” at the NC Dept. of Corrections website

  • vaught-mcdonald

    THANK YOU

  • Guest BT

    Dear Mom of an Angel … My heart and prayers go out to you.

    From a parent who lost a child and know’s what it’s like to get “that knock” on the door.

  • withsympathy

    My condolences go out to the families and friends of those lost in this horrible tragedy. I do hope that the readers who post here take a moment and think about what they are about to write. This is not the time for criticism or judgement, but a time to support those who lost loved ones.

  • Tracie C

    I feel terrible for the families of these kids. But…how many people who drive in this town will take a lesson here? Not many. In reality, the selfish actions of the driver of this SUV are what caused this accident. Don’t like this comment? Tough. If more people would have concern for the safety of others on the road there wouldn’t be a need for stories like this. This is an awfully high price to pay to be “cool”.

  • A Mom of a Angel…

    I had the same knock on my door on 9/11/10 and was told my daughter wasn’t coming home .. she went to Heaven that early morning around 2:45am and so did 2 of her friends. and only one survied .. and it is a Mother and Fathers worst nightmare.. Please wear your seatbelts and watch your speed because it can save your life instead of leaving all your loves one behind… I wish my Angel( Daughter) so much and no matter how much I try I can’t bring her back but I will always have my perious memories… My Prayers go out to each and every one of yall…

  • Guest111

    Driving with no seatbelt. . . WRONG THING TO DO Driving with no lights. . . INSANE THING TO DO Driving at a fast rate of speed. . . WRONG THING TO DO. . . It’s a shame three kids died in this wreck but they did contribute 100 percent to the cause. My symphathy to the families.

  • Easha

    I LOST MY PRECIOUS BIG COUSIN LAST NIGHT. YES IM MAD AND UPSET BECAUSE IM NOT GOING TO SEE HER NOMORE .. ALL MY LOVE GOES OUT TO EVERY ONE WHO LOST SOME ONE CLOSE TO THEM. NEVER TAKE ANYBODY FOR GRANTED CAUSE YOU DONT KNOW WHEN YOU GOING TO LOSE THEM.. R..II.PP BIG COUSIN (YASHICA)!!! IM TRYING TO STAY STRONG CAUSE SHE HAD PLANS SHE MADE WITH HER KIDS SHE TRUELY LOVED AND WILL ALWAYZ LOVE THEM….TO UNCLE ANTONIAL KEEP YOUR HEAD UP AND LOVE YOU VERY MUCH AND TO HER LOVABLE BROTHER WATCH OVER THE FAMILIE AND KEEP YOUR HEADS UP TOO LOVE YALL!!!!! IN TEARS

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