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  • gnicks Jan 19, 1:47 p.m.

    I have a relative in Raleigh, North Carolina, who has shared with me the tragic stories of alcohol related deaths involving students at Wakefield High School. It appears that the frequency of occurrence would cause parents and community leaders to get more involved in a plan of action to address this alarming problem. The community as a whole should be outraged that we are losing our future leaders in alcohol related accidents. It is true that most know better than to drink and drive, however the message does not appear to be getting through to some young people. This message, "Do Not Drink and Drive" needs to be resurrected and if necessary, visible all around the city and campus of Wakefield High School. It is time for action.

  • smobley919 Jan 18, 10:44 a.m.

    I would just like to say that I am an Alumni Student of WHS. And I knew Sadiki fairly well and he was a great guy. You can't set a certain blame on anyone for this accident, thats why its called an ACCIDENT. It wasnt meant to happen. But things in life happen, and do for a reason. I feel for his family & pray that god may be with them all in their hearts. I have been keeping up with the reports as well as reading the comments and needless to say there is no reason for all these ruthless comments & pointing at others for the blame. Some people have no heart at all. Grow up!!! Its so childish & rediculous! If anyone is to blame here its Chris! Chris deserves EVERYTHING hes got coming to him. I hate to say it like that, but I never liked him anyways! I knew all the students involved, but HE KNEW better, as well as Frankie!
    Yes I agree that we should have parental guide-ance,
    AS MINORS. But I will continue to pray for the students,friends and the family.

  • statefan12 Jan 16, 3:29 p.m.

    As a student at Wakefield and close friend of Sadiki's, I'd just like to say that I am completely appaled by some of the comments that I have read. The accident was less than three days ago and you are already pointing fingers and spreading blame. This is a time for mourning and greif for all who knew Sadiki and yet all that I see are negative and accusatory comments. No one but the Wakefield students can understand the pain and suffering that we go through when losing friend after friend to these horrific accidents. Please let Sadiki's friends and family mourn without being bombarded by these heartless and insensitive remarks.

  • jenhay1987 Jan 15, 9:10 p.m.

    As a Wakefield alumi, I can't believe it's happened again! I have given my number out to plenty of people and I'd rather pay for your taxi ride home or even at my place then to hear about another students death off of drinking and driving. It is a huge dissapointment.

  • kindanutsboutswim Jan 15, 5:06 p.m.

    im sorry maybe its just me but i am seeing a pattern here... Almost all of these wrecks involving WakefieldStudents...drinking... period.. Parents need to watch what there children are doing. Guys.. It will happen to you... Wakefields principal, you need to bombard these kids with people that have been through accidents involving drinking. I pray for these students and their families. What a sad situation...

  • LibertarianTechie Jan 15, 2:46 p.m.

    Where was this party they went to? The host/hostess should be charged with manslaughter and allowing underage drinking.

  • BOHICA Jan 15, 2:28 p.m.

    Instead of making excuses for bad choices why don't we let the person at fault be responsible for their own actions? This is a tragedy and all families involved should be treated with the respect and dignity that they deserve. However, taking responsibility and being held responsible for our actions are how we learn from our mistakes.

  • blondi2756 Jan 15, 1:42 p.m.

    I am appalled by all of the negative comments being left about this story. This is a time of grief for so many people, and to use it as an opportunity to criticize and condemn all those who were affected not only takes advantage of their vulnerability, but speaks to your insensitivity and heartlessness as well. We can all sit here and spread blame around, but what good will that do? Will it bring Sadiki back? Will it erase the criminal charges against Chris? Will it end the hurt and suffering of all those who are devestated by this loss? No. This was a tragedy. Now is a time for mourning and for discovering ways to rebuild the lives that were destroyed by this accident. There is a time and a place for the discussion of blame, but this is certainly not it.

  • bill52674 Jan 15, 12:07 p.m.

    In response to kvkksea...no, the driver was not drunk. But he was drinking. The last time I checked the "legal" age is 21. Yes, we all drank when we were teenagers. But I also knew that it was wrong to do so I never left where I was drinking until the next day. Maybe if he wasn't drinking he wouldn't have been doing 72 mph...

  • OhYea Jan 15, 10:56 a.m.

    This is awful for the parents and friends of all these kids. I think it is impossilbe to imagine being in the shoes of someone who has killed a good friend. What all these kids need right now is an outpouring of love.

    We all know this situation is nothing new. I vividly remember this as a teenager in the 60's. We killed a number of our own then. Our children killed a number of their own. It's a part of who we all are.

    We live, we die and should always have the love of God in our hearts.

  • hsgrace Jan 15, 10:49 a.m.

    Teens do not always make the right choices, we didn't as teens. We were lucky enough to live through it. That's why the adults need to take action. Why were these teens able to buy the beer? It's illegal....let's stop them from getting it to begin with.

  • mruterbories Jan 15, 10:39 a.m.

    I can't believe how some of the people here are acting, especially merely days after Sadiki's death. Please don't stereotype us teenagers, and not everyone who goes to Wakefield is some drunk, rich kid, who's parents let him or her do anything they want. If you don't have anything good to say about Sadiki, please don't say anything at all. RIP Sadiki Young, you will be missed.

  • kittnkboodle Jan 15, 10:21 a.m.

    Well...I live 50 miles from Wakefield but I have noticed this... these children leaving comments make much more sense and sound like they already have more education than some of you others! Like someone said - for the most part, we have all put ourselves in a bad situation and came out of it without consequences. This particular situation is no one's fault but God's. It's evident that he needed an angel. I do feel for all of Sadhiki's friends and family because I know they must wonder "why them?" I honestly believe God has our times pegged out before we even come here so don't blame parents, drivers, the school, or Sadiki himself. That is IGNORANT. Just pray for all of them and your own families too because unfortunately, you could be next!

  • bobbyj Jan 15, 9:56 a.m.

    Guess what people, parents are responible for thier childrens actions. Under age drinking should not be tolerated any more then any other criminal offence. The boy's death is tragic in some many ways. Having graduated some 25 years ago from high school I have a better understanding from both the high school side and the parent side. I have lost high school friends in much the same way, and when you see the family even 25 years later the feelings come rushing back.

    Remember and celebrate the life, and for the driver who never thought it could never happen to him, I think your past speaks for itself and while jail time will do you no good my god have mercy on your sole.

  • paintballdudejg Jan 15, 9:52 a.m.

    I am tired of hearing all this mess about the "Wakefield Students" and "You guys from Wakefield". It is so annoying having this stereotypes. Not all kids from Wakefield are drinking and driving. Not all of us are making bad choices, so stop putting us all in the same group. All I can say is pray for the families of this terrible accident.

  • nitahollow Jan 15, 9:50 a.m.

    This unfortunate accident has nothing to do with social class and money; it has to do with responibility and the belief of being invinisible. Parents should know who their children are with and where they are going at all times. Just b/c your child is 18 does not mean they are grown. You still need to keep an eye on them; they still do not have the capabilities to think and act as an adult yet. It is very sad that another young man had to die but hopefully through his death all teenager realize that they will not live forever and must think about how their reckless actions could hurt themselves or someone else.

  • techvtech Jan 15, 9:28 a.m.

    Why is it that everytime a teenager does s something happens involving a teenager it's the parents fault or where were the parents when this was happening. Did those who made the comments read the age of these young men. "18" which is considered an adult. They can now vote, join the military, etc. So it is NOT the parents fault. Do you expect the parents to stay up 24/7, never sleep, follow their kids everywhere. I have 4 teenagers, one who is 18. I have an open relationship with my teens & they know they can come to me about anything. And they know 1. not to drink, 2. certainly if they're dumb enough to drink not to get behind the wheel of a car, (none of miny teens have a drivers licenses yet), 3. not to get in a car with someone who has been drinking. Do they listen most of the time. Have they gotten in a car with someone who has been drinking - yes -. Do they know what can happen - yes. Do they still do it - yes. Sad fact some people teen or adult will have to learn the hard way.

  • melissagilbert02 Jan 15, 9:02 a.m.

    REN1455 said: "Imagine if your son or daughter or brother or sister had been in that car, and how hurt you would be by your own words."

    I would still feel the same way....SOMEONE NEEDS TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR ACTIONS.

  • IteachforJesus Jan 15, 9:01 a.m.

    Dear Wakefield Students,

    I understand that you all are suffering terribly. Having lost 1 classmate my senior year, I can only imagine the pain you must feel at having lost six. However, I must also ask you this, How many more of you are going to have to die before you step up to the plate and hold your friends accountable? Your friend Chris chose to get into a car after having had a drink(and yes 1 drink does impair your reaction times)and chose to drive at 72 miles per hour in a 35 zone. Bad choices all, but your other friend chose to get into a car with a person they knew had been drinking. So, now what? Step up! If these are your friends then be a friend!!! Don't allow them to get behind the wheel after alcohol! Say "Slow down" when they are drive 100 miles per hour. Being a friend requires that you do these things. When they day "why", say remember Chris, Sadiki, Baker, Anthony, Steven, Timothy, and Ashley! If you want to honor these lost and cherished friends, this is how.

  • nursevb8 Jan 15, 8:57 a.m.

    It has nothing to do with culture or where you live or even how much money your family has. Now is the time for tuff love. Maybe some officers need to patrol the area a little more and stop the maniacs in that area. Most of all, show a few videos and slides of what drinking and driving does, law enforcement has them. Why were "kids" under 18 out at 2:00am anyway. Why was he on a cell phone at 2am also? Parents, it is time to do something!!! Yes, kids can drink and still be home by midnight, that gives them a little less time to consume so much. Blame goes to all the boys in the truck, but fault goes to the parents and police officers.

  • Ncnana52 Jan 15, 6:19 a.m.

    It is a very sad day when our children and their friends think themselves indestructable. This type of crash has occurred more times than I like to think about. Friends need to stand up for one another. They need to have courage enough to care and tell their friends "you are not capable of driving" I am not riding with you. I am calling my parents and parents should just simply go get their children and then when all is calm talk with their children about the situation and how serious drinking and speeding can become. It is the young folks that can stop this madness by having enough courage to say "NO".

  • blw6838 Jan 15, 2:07 a.m.

    Its sad to see some people feel as if they have a place to say anything in this matter- read more than the headline before you comment. Sadiki did nothing wrong but get in the car. Furthermore, the accident is outweighed by the consequence 100 fold. Anyone who says anything so insensitive and arrogant has obviously never been really affected by an accident like this. There is one and only one thing that should be on anyone's mind- the loss of sadiki. He was an awesome kid to be around and a genuinely nice kid. His parents did an amazing job raising him, im extremely regretful for not getting to know him better.

    For all you arrogant and bull-headed people that dont know much about life outside the suburbs, youre opinion is not welcome everywhere

  • ren1455 Jan 15, 12:50 a.m.

    First, and most importantly, Sadiki is an amazing person, he is a kind and wonderful friend, and a joy to know. He was loved by all who knew him. I will continue praying for my friend, his family, and all of his friends. There is no excuse at all for hurtful comments about this young man's death. In no way was Sadiki responsible for what happend to him. Instead of using your free time to make hurtful comments, try to place yourself in his family's shoes. Imagine if your son or daughter or brother or sister had been in that car, and how hurt you would be by your own words. His parents are wonderful people, and they are not to blame either. Negative comments will not help anything. Pray for the family, for Sadiki's friends, and for Sadiki. He was a wonderful friend and none of us will ever forget him.

  • christian5636 Jan 14, 11:54 p.m.

    I am a recent graduate form there too. You should respect people in a time like this and not get in an argument and point fingers. Not all people that come out of wakefield are like that. It sucks that it keeps happening but the school is trying to do stuff and laws ahve changed with cell phones and alcohol so they are trying to crackdown. I know i got a speeding ticket and since then it has slowed me down a lot and i will never drink and drive even when im 21. its not worth it. I ahve known all of them from wakefield. everytime i see it or hear about it it sucks. and by the way it doesn't jsut happen here. i moved here from the north and it happens there too and sometimes it doesn't even involve alcohol or drugs. its jsut being careless and drivers ed there was a whole semester long class maybe thats what they need to do here. and show more videos about this. they did the reenactment when i went to school there and i know it was just a reenactment but you still saw it!

  • Nick Stevens Jan 14, 11:46 p.m.

    As a high school senior at another "rich" school, Green Hope, I must say that the comments posted by some of these people are upsetting and offensive. To have the stereotype that I apparently have been given by these people - just by attending a "rich" school of which I am assigned, by driving a red convertible mustang, and by being a teenager - is obsurd. Yes, some of us do make mistakes, but you don't have the right to say our parents are to blame. If you don't know the family, you have to be one cold hearted person to post something so offensive for the world to see.

    As the host of WRAL.com's High School Hoops, I have had the opportunity to interact with student-athletes from tons of schools across the area, and most of them are seemingly responsible and down to earth. I take personal offense to EVERY comment that insults the responsibility and integrity of teenagers.

  • brittanyb717 Jan 14, 11:44 p.m.

    this is rediculous, someone just got killed and people are sitting here making these comments? nobody should have gotten into the car, nobody should have been driving the car, that's that. people should maybe tell their friends not to drive, after 11 people, maybe someone would be smart enough to say that, obviously not. it's not one person's fault, that's not right to say. yeah, he was driving, but who else got in the car? did any of his friends tell him it's not a good idea? stop asking why people, sorry but that's pretty sad if you ask why? the answer is right in front of you.

  • diwanicki Jan 14, 11:28 p.m.

    My prayers go out to all the families. We have all made a mistake at some point in our lives, and/or made a bad decision. Yes, you kids are still learning, but some of you make the same mistake over and over. I must agree, the remark made by luckyboy, is uncalled for and ignorant. I can't believe you would even say something like that. Have you always done the speed limit? Not 1-5 miles over the limit, the exact limit. When you mix the 2, things happen. This is very sad.

  • lruterbories Jan 14, 11:23 p.m.

    I am appalled by some of the comments that have been made. To those of you who claim that Wakefield students do not get a good education, I'd like to provide you with some eye-opening information. Sadiki sat directly behind me in our Advanced Placement Statistics class this semester. Do kids that "don't receive a good education" take AP Statistics, a college-level course? I would think not. Not only was Sadiki very smart, he was an amazing person that would brighten your day with his sunny personality and love for life. We are children, and we make mistakes. Instead of pointing fingers and blaming people in this tragic event, we should come together as a community and help the family and friends of Sadiki Young cope with such a terrible loss. I live in Wakefield Plantation and heard about what happened early this morning while I was at work, and believe me, Wakefield High does not need to deal with any more student deaths. Please, keep your negative comments to yourselves.

  • krankenstein111 Jan 14, 11:12 p.m.

    As aa parent of a 9th grade boy, I can only hope that the guidance that my wife and I have gave our son will allow him to see the how precious life is, and how quickly it can be taken away when you are doing any form of risky behavior. These senseless tragedies will always continue, because no matter how much you might explain things to a child, peer pressure and a childs ego are 2 very hard barriers to overcome. Blame is abound in these instances, but it is not for anyone but that persons own concious to assign, and for the victims families to come to grips with. Prayers are what is needed, along with some serious heart-to -hearts with your children. Maybe the culture is a bit to lax, and the economic means of these students are alot more than other areas, but these are not the problem, just a couple of enabling factors. Reading some of these posts made me a bit sad, as some people say no one is to blame. But everyone involved should show some responsibility.

  • krngangsta89 Jan 14, 10:58 p.m.

    For the people criticizing the parents this one is for you. How would you like it if your kid died in a drunk driving accident? Put yourself in Sadiki's parents shoes. Picture how you would feel if other people were accusing you of bad parenting. You feel pretty bad don't you? So how about you stop pointing fingers and instead express some sympathy. And for luckboy2006 -at- earthlink -dot- net I would love for you to say that to the face of Sadiki's parents. How would you feel if someone said that they were happy your kid died because he/she drives like a maniac and that their family would be safer because of it. So how about you purchase yourself a little bit of common sense and be sympathetic rather than condescending? What's even worse is self-rightous parents who think they are the best at raising kids. I can't wait to see your kids in highschool and how they turn out. As a senior at WHS and a friend since 7th Grade You'll be missed.

  • k2u65 Jan 14, 10:50 p.m.

    Please people remember that this young man lost his life and stop trying to say its because his family is rich or that its because they have fast cars or there parents dont raise them right because everybody knows kids make mistakes and choices in there lives just like adults do no matter how they are raised.Also there are kids drinking and driving in every school not just at this one so to the people who said that you're just plain ignorant if you think that.My heart goes out to the family of the boy because they lost someone that they loved so much and also to the family of the other boy be there for him because he will need you and his friends lets not forget that he lost someone he loved also and now he will blame himself always ,not to mention the legal issues at hand.I have two kids 22 and 17 and pray everytime they get into a car.My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

  • spreadthelovexo Jan 14, 10:41 p.m.

    Really, what is wrong with you people? You're asking what's wrong with us, the students at Wakefield High, calling us "rich kids" who aren't getting a good education?
    Our education has nothing to do with it. Kids make mistakes. I'm sure even some of you adults still make mistakes. Actually, I know you do. Stop judging us for 5 seconds, and take a look around. Where do you see anybody that hasn't made a mistake?
    Step off your high horse and realize you're not perfect either. Like you didnt drink in high school? You didn't know anybody who drank & drove in high school? We're still kids, for God's sake. We're learning.
    It disgusts me that we, the students at Wakefield High, are sitting here grieving, having gone through another tragedy... And all you can do is sit here and judge us, criticize us, blame us. We're in a time of need and instead of offering prayers and thoughts to the family and friends of the kids involved in this, you post these rude comments?

  • minimock09 Jan 14, 10:39 p.m.

    I am a Junior at WHS and to see all these negative comments from parents is a disgrace. Ms. (lee -dot- womack.) Wakefield is a great school. Everyone has made bad decisions at one point or another. I dont care how old you are. Just because it happened to be another Wakefield student, doesnt mean you have the right to speak your mind. If you are here to leave a comment then do it the right way. Enough with all this negative talk. As if we have not been through enough over the years.

  • surfkirranow Jan 14, 10:20 p.m.

    As a highschool student myself I find it difficult to hear about this happening to someone with such a bright future. As for the "concerned citizens" that choose to make such inappropriate comments in at a time of such heartache, I find myself appalled. How can you sit there and point fingers. Deha@bellsouth.com, be realistic about what you are saying. What is a curfew going to solve. If a person is drinking does it really matter what time it is? Sadiki wasnt driving either so your #4 is not applicable. People should learn to keep their mouth shut before they leave a comment that is so rediculous;melissagilbert02,lee -dot- womack -at- touchnc, et al...

  • knmock Jan 14, 9:56 p.m.

    As a recent graduate of Wakefield I am appalled by some of the previous postings. Do you have any idea what Sidiki's family is going through right now? Not to mention all the other Wakefield family's who have lost their kids in the last year? It is disgraceful that there are comments posted about Wakefield being a "rich kid school" and asking what "Wakefield students are lacking in their driver education." While it is unfortunate that driving-related deaths continue to occur, it has NOTHING to do with the culture at Wakefield (which is an excellent high school). Drinking and driving is prevalent at high schools throughout Wake County, not to mention the country. There is nothing "different" about students at Wakefield and their "drinking habits" and it has absolutely nothing to do with it being a "rich kid" school. I agree that something needs to be done but all of this finger-pointing, name-calling and overall disrespect is completely unnecessary during this time of mourning for Sidik

  • melissagilbert02 Jan 14, 7:40 p.m.

    This issue is not about respect....rather, it is an issue of responsibility.

  • amack121 Jan 14, 6:55 p.m.

    You all have no idea that effect that your rude and naive comments have on those of us who have lost our friend. Stop stereotyping wakefield as a bad school, drunk driving goes on everywhere, we just happen to have more accidents. Chris does not deserve any more of a punishment than the guilt he has to live with. It is not only the drivers fault, the others made the CHOICE of getting into the car in the fisrt place. Please just watch what you say, have a little bit of a heart, and realize that we are only teenagers, all teenagers make mistakes, all adults make mistakes. And to the ignorant people who think that the deaths are caused because wakefield is a "rich school", get a life...Chris was driving an older ford escort, it has nothing to do with money. We've already lost SEVERAL friends over the years, i'm a senior and i've been there for them all..taking Chris from us in only going to make us lose one more. You all can keep your opinions to yourself now, we've been through enough.

  • S82R Jan 14, 6:38 p.m.

    Respect him or not. If he was drinking (obviously with a .06) then he deserves to be charged with murder. I had a friend die in a wreck in high school and my best friend was charged, and convicted) in her death (oh yeah, he wasn't drinking, just speeding). Unfortunately the high school culture promotes drinking (I know, I teach high school) and young people are way to immature (no matter who they are) to handle alchohol (which is why the legal age is 21) and driving (nobody should drink and drive). This is yet another sad commentary on the lives today's youth lead...

  • Trooper Jan 14, 6:31 p.m.

    It's a shame that kids don't think ahead about what can happen when they are out having fun. The accident that happened in March was tragic but to reduce the speed limit on the 64 bypass because of what happened to these Wakefield students is rediculous. I wonder what the state would have done if the students had been from south Raleigh instead of Wakefield. the highway is not at fault nor are the other drivers using this road so why should the speed limit be reduced just for these kids making a error in judgement.
    I'm wondering what the teachers at Wakefield are accomplishing when I read comments from students like wifeyofneyo@yahoo.com who say they are a senior at Wakefield but whose grammer looks like a fifth grader. It looks as if they are teaching speeding and driving under the influence, there is no way this student should be a senior.

  • Monkey Love Jan 14, 6:26 p.m.

    What a shame, kids drinking and driving again.

  • Monkey Love Jan 14, 6:25 p.m.

    YES, I will say this once again kids, parents should be responsible and held accountable for their kids actions. If them kids were at home, behaving themselves instead of at a party getting drunk, they might be alive today!!!

  • hmanitius Jan 14, 6:09 p.m.

    I knew Sadiki Young since the 3rd grade. We lived within walking distance and we've grown up together. I've also known Chris Palmeri since the 6th grade. All three of us were close friends back in the day, we'd go to the beach together and hang out almost on a daily basis. When we entered high school we did drift apart but we still maintained a mutual friendship.

    I called Sadiki last night at 2:02 am, just before the accident. The call lasted only 5 seconds before I heard a yell and the line was cut. I have it saved in my call log. Something went wrong, I could tell, but I could tell that it was an accident.

    My point is this, accidents happen. Chris, contrary to what you may believe, would never want to hurt Sadiki. They were friends. When I was in a car accident on possum track, around this time last year, Chris and Sadiki helped me through it. Accidents happen, regardless of the circumstances, something can always go wrong whether its a deer or something else.

    -H.M.

  • kcnnew Jan 14, 5:55 p.m.

    I'm a junior at Wakefield, and I just want to say that I think it's absolutely unbelievable that you people are pointing fingers at a time like this. Sadiki is dead, Chris is being charged with murder, and all you people can do is blame parents, THE SCHOOL?, the kids' education. We have mmm9373 down here who is ridiculing the education that Wakefield provides its students when that is not even the issue at hand. And furthermore, Wakefield is probably one of the better public high schools in Wake County, so get over yourself. It's obvious that what these guys were doing was wrong and yes, there are consequences to every action. But for you people to see the mourning friends and families of these kids, yet continue to ridicule the school's education and their parents' involvment in their lives is UNBELIEVABLE and you should be ashamed. Try having your child die, and all you here from others is "Well the parents should have been more involved. It's their fault."

  • Wolfman456 Jan 14, 5:54 p.m.

    I am a senior at Wakefield as well. I have been friends with Frankie Sambrick since the 11th grade and I have known Sadiki since the third grade. I also know Chris, I have had five or six classes with him over the past four years that I've been in High School.

    On October 28th, there was an accident on Lead Mine Road because of speed. One kid, the passenger, was critically injured and has yet to return to school. Frank and Sadiki knew him. When you combine that with the accidents over the past two years that have had casualties you can see that Wakefield High School students will not learn. Some people blame it on a curse but the only curse is that the students driving make the wrong choices and because of that, people die. All the accidents that happened were because the driver made a mistake. They where all good kids from good families. The only thing to blame is the driver making bad choices.

  • cjones2 Jan 14, 5:49 p.m.

    For you don't don't know him or anything about the accident should show respect. You have know idea.

  • NYPD Jan 14, 5:38 p.m.

    Yes, the kid did wrong and he's paying a high price for it but how many of us did the same when we were young. I know I did but thank God I never had any major accidents. My prayers go to the other kids and their families.

  • crash Jan 14, 5:33 p.m.

    As a parent when are kids leave the house we can only pray that number one they are truthful to us about where they are and secondly hope they are not in harms way and we also hope that all the preaching we've told them about speed and drinking hits a core. But when you are young, you don't think about death. You think you can live forever. My heart goes out to their families. It's hard to see this happen to anyone and it's tragic when death is a result. My prayers are with the family

  • glundy Jan 14, 5:17 p.m.

    I live in Wakefield. For those of you not familiar with Wakefield, the road the accident osccured on is a primary road into the neighborhood. The speed limit is 35. Almost 80 in a residentail area is an accident waiting to happen, more likely to an innocent bystander than the driver of the car.
    I hear and see kids racing around the neighborhood on an almost daily basis. Look at them sternly, and you get the finger, or worse, they speed up, and further endanger any child, dog or cat that might get in their way.
    I run every morning and the amount of beer bottles, etc. on the side of the road is unbelievable. On Saturday and Sunday mornings, it's unimaginable.
    I feel badly for the parents of the kid who died, and the friends he left behind, but maybe, finally, you Wakefield students will learn something this time: drinking and driving don't mix. Period. And this is a neighborhood, not a racetrack.

  • wifeyofneyo Jan 14, 5:07 p.m.

    Im a Senior at Wakefield High & both of these young men are friends of mine! But for you guys to get up here at this point & try to place all the blame on Chris & his parents are rediculous!!!! Have some respect not only for them but his friends to! Chris was a free sprited person & liked by everyone but for you people who dont know him DONT JUDGE HIM!!!! You may look at him as a killer now but to many of us those were & still are our friends & u guys comment hurt more then what you may think!! Parents...ummm yes they do play a part in every thing that goes on but how many of us have heard our parents tell us not to do something but we do it anyway ( & we dont even be impaired!!!!!) Yes our school have done so much for us to learn the mistakes you make when drinking & driving & yes on the way home from school you're a little shaken up but after a few day's its like whatever it want happen to me or you kind of put it in the back of you're mind!!! Sadiki you'll be missed very much babe!!

  • pboyds6 Jan 14, 4:50 p.m.

    When are the parents of Wakefield students going to "own up" and have the necessary "talks" with their children?

    Simply amazing that this continues to happen...you cannot continue to sweep things under the rug.

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