#1 Like you said you never met Chelsea therefore you have no idea what she was like so the intellectual thing would be to not make judgmental comments about her "innocence".
#2 Since you have met some of her friends and have decided to place judgment on her because of that let me inform you of a few things: Chelsea was an amazing person who was both street smart and book smart, she came from a very good upper class family, and yes she was from the ritzy town of Wellington but that never stopped her from being friends with anyone or thinking she was better than anyone else. She never ever passed judgement on anyone as a matter of fact she went out of her way to help ppl that sometimes she barley knew so if she had any down falls it was being too damn nice and caring for people more than she should have .. So if she had any friends who weren't socially acceptable or up to par in your book it was probably because they hadn't given her a reason to not be their friend, and she wouldn't judge anyone based on where they live, the amount of money they had or because they had a child..
#3 You have no idea the hundreds of people who showed up at her funeral. She was an amazing person with no enemies. No body could have changed her or influence her in anyway because Chelsea was never the follower in any situation.
So since you never knew her, spent time with her, heard her goofy laugh, saw her beautiful smile, called her crying in the middle of the night, ran to her for advice because there was no one more real & more bluntly honest than her, then don't you dare comment or even make assumptions about who she was. Because guess what sweetheart I knew her, I was one of the people who couldn't sleep for months after the accident, I was one of people who walked around with tears just falling out of my eyes for months as a matter of fact even now 5 years later the tears just fall out. I swear to god your very lucky this is blog because if this was in person darling so help me god I guarantee you would get your chance to finally meet her.
To Chelsea's sister, My apologies for making you feel attacked. I just simply believe that there are always two sides to a story. I never met Chelsea I did however, meet and associate with a couple of her friends whom were not the most respectable women I have met. One of them was a single mother at 17 and lived in a trailer, and still does if I am not mistaken. All I can say is that, you can learn a lot about a person by the company they keep, and I am sorry but this young lady may have been a great girl, yet she associated with the wrong people.