2 Teenagers Dead After Accident in Allegan County

Two teenagers from Holland are dead after an early morning accident. At around 1:30am deputies from the Allegan County Sherriff's Departement responded to a call for an unknown accident in Laketown Township. Full Story
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Momma of 2

Monroe, MI

#1 Sep 9, 2007
How many stories like this are there going to be this year? Sorry to the family & friends of these 2 teenagers.
huh

Ann Arbor, MI

#2 Sep 9, 2007
I know one of the kid's brother--so sad and heartbreaking. The anticipation of hearing the names was making me anxious...Then I got the phone call. Keep them in your thoughts!
sad

Holland, MI

#3 Sep 9, 2007
we miss you aaron and jes, wish we got to say goodbye...
BIGMATT

Encino, CA

#4 Sep 9, 2007
KIDS THINK THAT THEY ARE INVINCIBLE. SPEED + STUPIDITY KILLS. SORRY FOR THE LOSS.

Since: Jul 07

Grand Rapids, MI

#5 Sep 9, 2007
huh wrote:
I know one of the kid's brother--so sad and heartbreaking. The anticipation of hearing the names was making me anxious...Then I got the phone call. Keep them in your thoughts!
..we will say a prayer.but you just be sure to be there for the brother..
Priscilla Rubio

Shelbyville, MI

#6 Sep 9, 2007
aaron was one of my good friends
this is horrible
unbelieveable
we love you aaron and jess
for life
sad

Holland, MI

#8 Sep 9, 2007
i still cant believe it, i keep coming back to see if its really aaron that died, but no names still, but i know that it was him from friend phone calls, miss you!
Lucy

Rockford, MI

#9 Sep 9, 2007
I don't know about the rest of you parents-of-teens, but, we not only have a STOPPED sticker on both of our cars, but we KNOW where our kid is, and where he has been.

Time to UP the parenting, people!!

Since: Aug 07

Michigan

#10 Sep 9, 2007
If what I read is correct both of them were 18, therefore they are no longer minors and responsible for themselves. I guess we will have to wait for all the details to find out, do we know if they were still in high school?

“Secure our borders!!!”

Since: Jun 07

Muskegon, MI

#11 Sep 9, 2007
Yes , you are right ,“staternater “. They are 18 and are considered adults .
It dose not make them adults though . They have to mature . I am so sick of idiots like you thinking that because someone hits 18 they are ready to control the world .
When I was 18 I was in the military . Thought I had the world by the tail . Went to war and did things that would shock the majority of civilians. Not to mention my parents . It was not until I was 24 that I actually was mature enough to lead my fellow comrades into combat . Took responsibility of multimillion dollar equipment and was looking out for the lives of many soldiers .
You were probably living with your parents or in college . When ever you needed money or something your parents were there . You probably had a job making 3-5 dollars over minimum wage . Yep , you have the right to decide what level of adulthood these kids are at .
How many successful people under 25 are community leaders or federal leaders ?
I wonder why the voters do not elect these Adults under 25 years old ?
Maybe because they do not have the experience and maturity to be a successful adult .

A name like staternater sounds like you are a bagger or dishwasher . At least a low income high school graduate not doing anything for the local community or churches .

“Secure our borders!!!”

Since: Jun 07

Muskegon, MI

#12 Sep 9, 2007
My heartfelt sympathy to the families and those effected by this unfortunate event .
concerned parent

Holland, MI

#13 Sep 9, 2007
Michigan Sux wrote:
Probably drinking and driving....1:30 a.m. where are the parents?
Why do you blame the parent???? These kids were 18,they are adults....We have a 18 year old and we worry every night he heads out,but we can not hold his hand !!!!!!!! He makes his own choices now,we just need to pray for the parents,familys and friend.
concerned parent

Holland, MI

#14 Sep 9, 2007
Big Mark wrote:
Yes , you are right ,“staternater “. They are 18 and are considered adults .
It dose not make them adults though . They have to mature . I am so sick of idiots like you thinking that because someone hits 18 they are ready to control the world .
When I was 18 I was in the military . Thought I had the world by the tail . Went to war and did things that would shock the majority of civilians. Not to mention my parents . It was not until I was 24 that I actually was mature enough to lead my fellow comrades into combat . Took responsibility of multimillion dollar equipment and was looking out for the lives of many soldiers .
You were probably living with your parents or in college . When ever you needed money or something your parents were there . You probably had a job making 3-5 dollars over minimum wage . Yep , you have the right to decide what level of adulthood these kids are at .
How many successful people under 25 are community leaders or federal leaders ?
I wonder why the voters do not elect these Adults under 25 years old ?
Maybe because they do not have the experience and maturity to be a successful adult .
A name like staternater sounds like you are a bagger or dishwasher . At least a low income high school graduate not doing anything for the local community or churches .
Who do you think you are saying thing like that about other people!!!! It is funny how the law says they are adult at 18. So you left home at 18... and did your own thing well you are no better than these kids...
Aunt Kathy

Wyoming, MI

#15 Sep 9, 2007
We never know how long we have on this earth. When Aaron was born, I held him in my arms and thought how adorable he was. I always made him hug me before he left or we left after visiting his family. His smile would make you smile back and could light up the room. All the memories from 18 years flow thru your head as you stand along a roadside looking at a cross with your loved ones name. I would give anything to wrap my arms around him again and say "I love you." His life was cut short by a tragic accident. Please respect our family by not making assumptions about why and how the accident happened but pray that God be with us and the family of Jess as we deal with the most difficult days ahead. May our memories or Aaron and Jess be filled with laughters and fade away our tears.

God Bless

Since: Aug 07

Gilbert, AZ

#16 Sep 9, 2007
If they live at home SET THE RULES!!!

Nothing good happens after midnite.
first responder

Holland, MI

#17 Sep 10, 2007
Aunt Kathy,

My sympathy and prayers to you and your family in this difficult time. Thank you for your post about Aaron, it sounds like he was a great guy.

I was one of a number of people who responded to the accident early Sunday morning. I found Aaron first, but he was hurt too badly...Jess too. I wish there was something more we could have done for them.

Remember the good times, the laughter, the funny things he did or said when he was with you. Take out his picture and remember all the good things.

Celebrate his life.

I'm so sorry for your loss.
Aunt Kathy

Wyoming, MI

#18 Sep 10, 2007
Michigan Sux wrote:
If they live at home SET THE RULES!!!
Nothing good happens after midnite.
Out of respect for our family and other parents in the past that may be going thru the same pain, please refrain from comments such as these. Shortly before the accident, one parent called and asked when he was coming home. The time of death was much earlier than posted online.

We have a community in morning over the loss of two young lives. We will never watch them get married or raise children.

I will never be able to make peanut butter fudge at Christmas for him. I will never hear him say Hey Aunt Kathy from across the room.

His parents sit in his truck crying and holding onto his clothing. That is all they have left of a once outgoing, fun, loving child.

Thank you and other readers for respecting our wishes in future comments.

Since: Aug 07

Michigan

#19 Sep 10, 2007
Aunt Kathy,

My deepest sympathy to your family. May the lord provide you and your family the strength to get through this.

Since: Aug 07

Michigan

#20 Sep 10, 2007
Big Mark wrote:
Yes , you are right ,“staternater “. They are 18 and are considered adults .
It dose not make them adults though . They have to mature . I am so sick of idiots like you thinking that because someone hits 18 they are ready to control the world .
When I was 18 I was in the military . Thought I had the world by the tail . Went to war and did things that would shock the majority of civilians. Not to mention my parents . It was not until I was 24 that I actually was mature enough to lead my fellow comrades into combat . Took responsibility of multimillion dollar equipment and was looking out for the lives of many soldiers .
You were probably living with your parents or in college . When ever you needed money or something your parents were there . You probably had a job making 3-5 dollars over minimum wage . Yep , you have the right to decide what level of adulthood these kids are at .
How many successful people under 25 are community leaders or federal leaders ?
I wonder why the voters do not elect these Adults under 25 years old ?
Maybe because they do not have the experience and maturity to be a successful adult .
A name like staternater sounds like you are a bagger or dishwasher . At least a low income high school graduate not doing anything for the local community or churches .
Actually Staternater is the name of our boat, which we named after my husbands grandfather. It was a nickname that his fellow comrades gave him when he fought in the 101st Airborne Division that landed in Normandy during WWII. A very brave and nobel man, though he didn't go on the become president of the US or even get a college degree he made a honest living becoming a master electrician, which was his passion.

Please don't twist my words, nowhere did I say that these kids were ready to take the world by the tail. The point I was trying to make was we didn't know anything other than their age so we shouldn't assume it is the parents fault considering they are 18, and correct me if I am wrong but isn't that when you went out on your own?
FFR

Cedar Springs, MI

#21 Sep 10, 2007
Kathy, this was sent to me when I lost my Mom in a unexpected accident and it helpd ease the pain. Please remember each and everyword and share with your friends and family in this most difficult time these words really do ease the pain.

Do not Stand at my Grave and Weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight.
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there -- I do not die.

-- Mary Frye

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