Wreck Kills 3 High School Students

Wreck Kills 3 High School Students

There are 69 comments on the WXIA Atlanta story from May 11, 2008, titled Wreck Kills 3 High School Students. In it, WXIA Atlanta reports that:

The victims of a deadly car wreck in Henry County Saturday have been identified as three students at Salem High School in Rockdale County.

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jmdtasimmons

Bethlehem, GA

#1 May 11, 2008
this is so sad for the family. i just hope that someone didnt run them off the road or an animal they were trying to dodge is the case that would be so sad.
Jimmy

Perryville, AR

#3 May 11, 2008
There are several possibilities for the accident. Perhaps they were run off the road, or an animal got in their way or they were going too fast.

But, there is also the possibility of inexperience. The driver was the youngest one in the vehicle.

At a very low speed, my daughter rolled my car 360 degrees. The car landed on its wheels but crushed the roof.

In a curve, the passenger side wheels went over the edge of the pavement and she over corrected. That flipped the car and even though she was not speeding.

When she did this, she had her license for about a week. Thank God she knew enough to wear her seatbelt.

To this day, though years have passed, in slow motion, she remembers the roll.

My point is this. These three young men may have been doing nothing wrong and it may have just been a terrible accident.
Funkedelic

United States

#4 May 11, 2008
Simply teenagers and autos....they don't mix. We have all been there as a teenage driver. I myself, as a teen once, have tested the physics of friction with 8 cylinders. It is a lesson of life especially for teenage boys. Teenagers need to be aware of the power when they turn the key. It is however very sad situation in this case. Let us pray.
Jimbo

United States

#5 May 11, 2008
The one guy was 20? How come he's still in HighSchool?

Rebecca Goodwin

“He went belly up!”

Since: Apr 08

Dont credit yourself so highly

#6 May 11, 2008
I live in Rockdale County and this is 5 deaths in a week.
Very sad for all the families, my thought are with them.
Valorie Shorter Nance

Raleigh, NC

#7 May 11, 2008
Torey and Derron, God has taken you for a reason in this season. I pray your family will come together and be strong for each other. Derron, Auntie never got to meet you (Barbara, our thoughts and prayers are with you). Torey, I will always treasure the videos of you dancing at Larissa's birthday parties. Hug your mom for us. We love you both and will miss you dearly! May God keep all three of you.
Answer This

Roswell, GA

#11 May 11, 2008
God's Will? Right....This is a sad but common story. Teens even when sober, don't have the skills to handle the speed of a car in good situations, let alone emergencies. Hopefully no drugs or alcohol were involved. When will parents learn, not to buy your kid that car, no matter how much he or she whines, while you claim to love them. Other teens will ride with the ones that do have cars, and they die along with the driver. Of course my thoughts go out to the family, but these type tragedies can be avoided. Don't let your kid drive alone, don't let your kid ride with other kids. It's like giving them a hand grenade and telling them not to pull the pin. So, what's the first thing they will do when out of your site? Pull the pin.
Brandon Harris

Houston, TX

#12 May 11, 2008
Jimbo wrote:
The one guy was 20? How come he's still in HighSchool?
he was in special ed so please dont talk about things you dont know about they were my friends and i dont like what yall are saying so learn the facts
Backwoods

North Anson, ME

#13 May 11, 2008
Take time to smell the flowers before they surround your casket. Speed kills. Arrive alive! RIP dudes.
c_shields

Douglasville, GA

#15 May 11, 2008
(R.I.P)
Barbara Anderson

Lilburn, GA

#16 May 11, 2008
Derron Anderson was my beloved son Torrence was my beloved nefew.
and the Friend was a beloved friend
I want you to know that they were all loved and will be all very much MISSED.
I LOVE YOU DERRON AND TORRENCE....
LOVE BARThe family would like to appeal to the public, because the cost of their funerals are beyond our means. We are asking if anyone would like to send any donations please contact Phyllis at [email protected]
BARA (MOMMY & AUNTIE)
Christoph

Memphis, TN

#17 May 11, 2008
Dude i know wut ur talkin bout corey u go to my school salem and stuff like that really hits u hrd especially if they reside and go to school near or with you...
Excuse me

Stone Mountain, GA

#18 May 11, 2008
My nephew was a classmate of Naijah's. They had known each other since they were 12. He was a nice kid who never got into trouble. This is a tragedy for all concerned. Please, refrain from making judgements of these three kids or their parents. Let their families grieve in peace. A guilt trip doesn't help anyone.
Maquita

Covington, GA

#19 May 11, 2008
I go to Salem High school!
I knew these boys!Its soo hard to deal right now!
I am sooo thankful for that I have cuz in a moment it could be gone
mhmm

Atlanta, GA

#20 May 11, 2008
whether what happened or not was their fault, my prayers go out to their families. it will is hard losing loved ones, especially at a young age. i lost 6 people in my senior class in high school within a year and it was hard. as parents, you just need to be there for your kids at hard times like these
shaniqua

Atlanta, GA

#21 May 11, 2008
I had classs with derron and i didn't know naijah and torrence like that but i will pray 4 the fam and they are all in a better place. They will truly be missed. I love yall!!R.I.P
shaniqua

Atlanta, GA

#22 May 11, 2008
Steven wrote:
Speed on, brother! Hell's only half-full.
Please dont come talkin no mess about things you dont know..sayin hells almost full??u are very ignorant and disrespectful
Jimmy

Perryville, AR

#23 May 11, 2008
Jimbo wrote:
The one guy was 20? How come he's still in HighSchool?
He was still in high school because he was a future rocket scientist.

Actually, that is a good point and I missed it when I read the article.
law

Miami, FL

#24 May 11, 2008
By law, students in special education can remain until the day of their 22nd b'day. Don't have to remaiin, but are eligible.
Jimbo wrote:
The one guy was 20? How come he's still in HighSchool?
fry em

Newnan, GA

#25 May 11, 2008
bad road to drive.

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