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  • Brandon Scicluna Mar 21, 8:08 p.m.
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    Is this story really necessary? You don't even know whether or not it played a role in the crash yet you go ahead and headline this slander just to gain viewers? You reported her missing, then reported her passing. Why is it necessary to continue reporting this? Can you not find another story to headline? You have to keep up with the "hot" story by slandering this poor girl? You people are straight VULTURES.

    Also, why is it that despite the family asking for privacy and respect, I'm seeing a thumbnail of her brother crying after learning what happened? That is not giving them privacy. You people are incredibly disrespectful and I have zero idea how you sleep at night. They ask for privacy and you post a family member breaking down? For what? To dramatize it as much as possible to gain the largest amount of viewers that you can? Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting. Again you are VULTURES. You should be absolutely ashamed of yourselves.

  • Sara Hauser Mar 21, 12:24 p.m.
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    Very sad that whatever took place led to this young girl dying alone and exposed to the elements. We won't really know what happened until ME's report is out. Compassion for those who loved her is really important right now .

  • Ben Hill Mar 21, 10:13 a.m.
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    You're right, bad teen behavior is as old as time, but when I was a teen parents didn't make excuses for our poor behavior. It taught us that all actions have consequences that have to be dealt with, for better or for worse. you ask what if this were my daughter- I'd be devastated, but not blaming others for her choice to flee or my failure to have taught her to obey laws.

    John Archer- how would you feel if this girl had injured or killed your child in this accident? Who would you be blaming then?

  • John Archer Mar 21, 9:20 a.m.
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    The officers that responded to the accident knew the driver had been injured, then fled. Regardless of the reason for leaving the scene, I would hope they would have looked until they found her. A head injury can cause erratic behavior. No one knows WHY she ran, and we never will. But to just give up the search is pretty negligent, in my opinion. What if it were your kid? Wouldn't you want them to make more of an effort to find them, knowing they were injured? Is the fact that alcohol was found in the car enough to just shrug and say, oh well? Maybe this is why our kids act out so much, we have too many conditions on our love for them. Teens are hard. Teens make bad decisions. They talk back, they do the opposite of what people expect of them. These things are as old as time. We did that, too. So why do adults keep expecting teens to be more mature than they're capable of? The community, not just parents, needs to change.

  • Bridget Ryan Mar 21, 8:15 a.m.
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    The article said the officer went to the dead girls home
    Looking for her after she fled . Why would the family
    Leave town and leave her a car with her known issues ?
    Not sure why anyone would expect law enforcement
    To search all night .

  • David Craft Mar 21, 8:04 a.m.
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    My deepest sympathy and condolences ot the family. I am also sorry the media has seen fit to publisize such a disheartening story while th family is greiving....

  • Ben Hill Mar 21, 7:43 a.m.
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    And the teen made this about avoiding the consequences of her actions. She made her choice, tragic as it was. Sadly, she was successful in her attempt to avoid being found by authorities until it was too late. Had she not fled, she would have received medical treatment and could possibly still be alive. How is this the fault of law enforcement?

  • Pam Snyder Mar 21, 7:34 a.m.
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    Many things here bother me.....of course she's gone...prayers o the family......2nd I think you were right the dwi was better than her fleeing which caused her death...maybe some teens will take this to heart.....3rd i think the police should have looked for her the 1st pm....4th if she was the talk of the neighborhood....y child would have had NO CAR til I felt she was responsible enough for it again.....tragic all the way around. I don't feel any one person is to blame there are many in this story.

  • Pam Snyder Mar 21, 7:34 a.m.
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    Many things here bother me.....of course she's gone...prayers o the family......2nd I think you were right the dwi was better than her fleeing which caused her death...maybe some teens will take this to heart.....3rd i think the police should have looked for her the 1st pm....4th if she was the talk of the neighborhood....y child would have had NO CAR til I felt she was responsible enough for it again.....tragic all the way around. I don't feel any one person is to blame there are many in this story.

  • Todd Schray Mar 21, 7:29 a.m.
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    The girl was injured and should have been found for medical reasons as a priority, then been made to face the consequences of her actions. The authorities seemed to make this about charges instead of a clear medical emergency.

  • Bridget Ryan Mar 21, 7:26 a.m.
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    If two girls fled the scene of the accident I guarantee the
    Girl that was found alive the following day has more detail
    Of what happened after the accident . Although she may never share it .
    The " what if " lies on her and the family not law enforcement .

  • Ben Hill Mar 21, 6:10 a.m.
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    Seriously? This teen who had been deemed mature enough to drive broke several laws by being a minor in possession of alcohol, failing to yield resulting in an accident and then fled the scene. And you imply that the police are to blame for this outcome because they didn't search hard enough for this girl who fled the scene? This is why young people today lack accountability, others make excuses for their poor choices rather than teach them to make good decisions. How would you view this incident if this teen had killed someone else instead, like Chandler Kania did?

  • Norman Lewis Mar 20, 11:01 p.m.
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    Driving, likely impaired, wrecked her car due to failing to follow recognized traffic regulations, walked/ran away from the accident, likely to try to escape consequences, and unfortunately died. Do I have the facts as presented correctly in the article? If she had stayed at the car, she may have lived though with a DWI. Tragic ?, yes but when did parents stop teaching their children to take responsibility for their actions?, or did they but she ignored them? If the SHP had continued their search, etc, may have found her, BUT, what if she had not driven drunk? had not run failed to yield?, had not tried to run away? I'm sure the parents would like to find some way to blame someone else for this accident than their daughter but, not this time.

  • Bridget Ryan Mar 20, 8:47 p.m.
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    The SHP was looking for them because they were
    Breaking the law not providing child care

  • Milo Bloom Mar 20, 6:49 p.m.
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    Good point Todd, that's a horrible "what if" scenario that those officers will have to live with.

  • Todd Schray Mar 20, 5:32 p.m.
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    Why did SHP (or Wake County Sheriffs or RPD) not continue searching that night? Why did they wait - she was injured based on reports and to the damage on her car. Their behavior is concerning.

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