Friends killed in early morning car w...

Friends killed in early morning car wreck on upstate NY road

There are 16 comments on the Newsday story from May 19, 2008, titled Friends killed in early morning car wreck on upstate NY road. In it, Newsday reports that:

State police want to know where two friends were before they died in a weekend car accident in northern New York .

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Bronx, NY

#1 May 19, 2008
A Yaris? Now THERE's a car you don't want to whack a tree with.
Slappy White

Jamaica, NY

#2 May 19, 2008
liner wrote:
A Yaris? Now THERE's a car you don't want to whack a tree with.
A Yaris is a car I wouldn't want to whack a toothpick with, let alone a tree.
Jordans Aunt Sherri

Gainesville, GA

#4 May 19, 2008
Slappy White wrote:
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A Yaris is a car I wouldn't want to whack a toothpick with, let alone a tree.
I hope you realize that these boys have family & friends that are mourning for them! How mean & rude to talk about the accident that way. Shame on you.
Jordans Aunt Sherri

Gainesville, GA

#5 May 19, 2008
Stop your crying wrote:
Two more drinking idiots gone. Since they were in a Yaris we know they were morons to start with.
You are a JERK! They made a STUPID MISTAKE that cost them their lives, it doesn't define who they were as people. Do your mistakes define who you are? Or are you perfect!? I pray that your family never has to go thru such a horrible thing, I can't even begin to imagine the pain my sister, Jordan's Mom is going thru right now & you post such a mean thing! Didn't your mom ever tell you if you don't have something nice to say don't say anything at all! I would say you are the idiot!
Slappy White

Jamaica, NY

#6 May 19, 2008
Jordans Aunt Sherri wrote:
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I hope you realize that these boys have family & friends that are mourning for them! How mean & rude to talk about the accident that way. Shame on you.
Oh simmer down, lady. The point I was trying to make is that the Yaris is a tin can, and should be outlawed. So should teenage driving.
bad daddy

Stony Brook, NY

#7 May 19, 2008
it's a public forum, don't expect all the comments to be nice. better to start a memorial page and not log onto topix.....
Todd Schuster

New York, NY

#8 May 19, 2008
Drinking & driving. when will these people ever learn? add to the fact the Yaris is so damn small, I wouldn't feel safe in it. Reminds me of the old Ford Pinto from the 70's. A murder weapon & death trap for sure. Condolences to the deceased's families. Nothing worse than burying your children.

Summerfield, FL

#9 Jun 5, 2008
Condolences to the family. You don't have much of a chance in ANY car when you hit a tree!!
Zachs not coming back

Cape Vincent, NY

#10 Jun 14, 2008
I'm one of the kids mother who died in that tin car, and not only was the car unsafe, but the driver was only 17! Who let's their kid drive drunk and after midnight? And yes, a Yaris saftety records? They would have been better off driving a tuna can-

Summerfield, FL

#11 Jun 17, 2008
Once again, my sincerest condolences. You are correct, no car or it's occupants is safe if in fact it is being operated by an intoxicated driver. God be with you, your son Zach and your family. You have every right to feel the way you do.

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Jun 24, 2008
Ok guys, here's the scoop. First of all a Yaris is not a death trap - neither is a VW bug or a Mini Cooper. All cars have to meet strict crash test guidelines. Second, if you had studied the photos of the car post-crash, you would have clearly seen that the cab, and windshield, remained intact. If the boys HAD BEEN WEARING THEIR SEATBELTS they most likely would have survived the impacts, albeit with severe injuries.
Nobody forced them to make the choices that they did - nobody forced them to party, nobody forced them to NOT CALL HOME FOR A RIDE, nobody told them to NOT WEAR THEIR SEATBELTS. Let's not play the blame game here. The whole community lost two precious lives, two beautiful human beings, two wonderful boys who we loved and were proud of...we are ALL affected at some level by this tragedy. Let's not lessen the meaning of what Zack and Jordan were by placing blame. It just serves to make us bitter and ugly. We already have too much of that going on in this world. If the lessons from this sad episode causes just one young person to make the RIGHT choices, then maybe there is a small ray of hope. I miss my stepson terribly. He was just as much mine in my heart as he was his real mother's. So please stop the blaming, stop the finger-pointing. It serves no purpose but to drag you down like quicksand. Thanks for listening.

Cape Vincent, NY

#13 Jul 18, 2008
I don't want to look at those pictures, but I did.
That car was totalled. I thought there was a law that drivers under 18 couldn't drive after 11PM.
The car didn't kill them, the lack of driving experience, the party a 40 yr old woman who had over 30 kids at her house drinking alcohol, and dark roads, and speeding did.
My mom always made us wear seatbelts and never lets us drink, and I love her. It could have been me in that car. I was supposed to go to that party but I couldnt.
Being in the backseat might have saved me, but maybe I would be crippled the rest of my life.
I am very sorry for Jordons mom and family. So is my mom. I wish it didn't happen I wish my mom would stop crying.
Rest in Peace and Zach and Jordon.

Oxford, MS

#14 Aug 26, 2008
wtf is up with all dis bull shit

Madison, NY

#15 Oct 14, 2008
yeah what about the house they where partying in?all arrested for giving false statements...but a slap on the wrist? been doing it for yrs..lewis county too....

New York, NY

#16 Oct 28, 2008

Cape Vincent, NY

#17 Jan 27, 2009
Get the facts? The facts are families, friends, lives and relationships of these two boy's
(Apologies to the Houghtons- I should only speak for myself)
are devastated beyond words! My children know life will never be the same, their world will never be safe, and the criminal justice system sits back with no sanctions for murder. Those boys are in a far, far better "world" or so I believe. I cried to God that He had forsaken us as did Christ to his Heavenly Father, that moment has passed and I know I will be with my son through eternity. I pray that no mother, no matter how much I suffer, will have to go through the heartbreak that I will feel for the rest of my so-called life. I urge everyone to go to M.A.D.D. click on a button and have the Social Host Bill passed. The life you may save by doing so, may very well be your own child' s life

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