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U.S. and World News - Five Cheerleaders Killed in Crash

There are 8 comments on the First Coast News Jacksonville story from Jun 27, 2007, titled U.S. and World News - Five Cheerleaders Killed in Crash. In it, First Coast News Jacksonville reports that:

They were giddy after a weekend of high school graduation parties, still reminiscing about their triumph at a national cheerleading contest, and were lining up a farewell summer of pool parties and sleep-overs ...

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Squeaks

Eatonton, GA

#1 Jun 28, 2007
Oh, I hope the van they were passing didn't speed up to avoid letting the girls pass. People do that all the time, unfortunately, it's an ego thing, I guess. God knows if they did it intentionally and so do they. That will be something they will have to live with for the rest of their lives, knowing they possibly contributed to the deaths of those girls.
bss

Virginia Beach, VA

#2 Jun 28, 2007
Squeaks wrote:
Oh, I hope the van they were passing didn't speed up to avoid letting the girls pass. People do that all the time, unfortunately, it's an ego thing, I guess. God knows if they did it intentionally and so do they. That will be something they will have to live with for the rest of their lives, knowing they possibly contributed to the deaths of those girls.
You said exactly what I was going to say. My prayers go out to the families.
i will fly

AOL

#3 Jun 28, 2007
i feel so bad. i cant imagine how it would feel to lose somebody that way. the thought just hurts my throut. [sorry i spelled it wrong]
Lorrie Rose Doyle

United States

#4 Jun 28, 2007
So incredibly sad.

My thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of these young and sweet girls.

May they rest in peace with each of their angels in heaven.
Correction of error

Rochester, NY

#5 Jul 1, 2007
This report says the deceased hailed from a small Erie Canal town of about 6,000 residents who are deeply saddened by their loss. Although it is true that the town is heartbroken by the loss the dead young women did not hail from an Erie Canal village of 6,000. Upstate New York is a strange patchwork of towns, villages, hamlets and the like. The towns often contain small villages and often take their postal address from the villages that lie within the towns. In this case, at least four (and perhaps all five) of the dead lived in the Town of Perinton, which has a population of about 48,000 – not 6,000. The high school, although called Fairport High, is also located in Perinton, but outside the bounds of the village of Fairport. The graduating class for Fairport High School was in the range of 550 or more students. In this area no one says they live in Perinton, and, regardless of whether they are inside or outside the village, they refer to themselves as being from Fairport. Characterizing the place where they lived as a village of 6,000 paints an inaccurate picture of the dead youngster’s community. The “Erie Canal village” makes up but a small portion of the town. There are close to 1,000 towns in New York State and Perinton is about the 30th – 35th largest in one of the largest states in the US. The reporting should accurately reflect the true nature of the community from which the victims hailed.
Doctor Dan

Concord, NH

#6 Jul 2, 2007
Isn't it an ego thing to pass?
Squeaks wrote:
Oh, I hope the van they were passing didn't speed up to avoid letting the girls pass. People do that all the time, unfortunately, it's an ego thing, I guess. God knows if they did it intentionally and so do they. That will be something they will have to live with for the rest of their lives, knowing they possibly contributed to the deaths of those girls.
Reply to Doctor Dan

Cuauhtmoc, Mexico

#7 Jul 14, 2007
This is probably not a good time to be such an a-hole and a smart ass. You shouldn't call yourself a doctor with such a negative mind.
nova022

United States

#8 Jul 14, 2007
Squeaks wrote:
Oh, I hope the van they were passing didn't speed up to avoid letting the girls pass. People do that all the time, unfortunately, it's an ego thing, I guess. God knows if they did it intentionally and so do they. That will be something they will have to live with for the rest of their lives, knowing they possibly contributed to the deaths of those girls.
The article I read said that the girls passed the van, pulled in front of them briefly and then crossed back into the other lane. Why would you try to make the van drive the quilty party?

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