Patterson Teen Killed in Fiery Crash

Patterson Teen Killed in Fiery Crash

There are 139 comments on the News10 Sacramento story from Oct 14, 2007, titled Patterson Teen Killed in Fiery Crash. In it, News10 Sacramento reports that:

Family and friends of a Patterson High School student killed in an crash authorities believe was alcohol-related spent Sunday coming to grips with their loss.

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“Educate everyone.”

Since: Aug 07

Sacramento, California

#1 Oct 14, 2007
What a beautiful girl. My heart goes out to her family.
bslic

Lincoln, CA

#3 Oct 14, 2007
such a tragedy. :(
mommy kisses

Fremont, CA

#4 Oct 14, 2007
Wow what a weekend of losses. I pray for this family and that we can find a miracle way to communicate to these kids so they dont drink and drive. I did do pleny of crazy things in my high school days but drinking and driving wasnt one of them. My dad put the fear into me...thankfully that is all it took.
Burns

El Macero, CA

#5 Oct 14, 2007
...and another teen dies due to alcohol related issues. think they might still go for that new bill of lowering the drinking age to 18? sorry to hear this story as well.

Since: Sep 07

Sacramento

#7 Oct 14, 2007
The sad thing is that friends don't remember. They continue to drink and drive and it goes on and on. How about raising the driving age to 18? Then they can drink and walk all they want.
STRAPPER

United States

#8 Oct 14, 2007
Cars should not go into gear until a seatbelt is latched. Terrible loss for the family.
Crystal

Hayward, CA

#9 Oct 14, 2007
To Korressa's Family & Friends:

I am very sorry for your loss as I am grieving with you. I happened to be driving up to the Jennings Rd. intersection early that morning right after the crash. I want you to know that all efforts were made by myself and another man to save her life before emergency services arrived. She and her friend were not alone. My prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy.. my heart has scars with you.
Linda

Citrus Heights, CA

#10 Oct 14, 2007
What a beautiful girl and what a sad story. When will teens ever learn? I really they could offer teens a course in common sense, but I guess common sense only comes with age. My heart goes out to the girls family.
Linda

Citrus Heights, CA

#11 Oct 14, 2007
wisdom from above wrote:
The sad thing is that friends don't remember. They continue to drink and drive and it goes on and on. How about raising the driving age to 18? Then they can drink and walk all they want.
Good point. Or issue drivers license to a kid based on their grades. Remember, driving is a privelage and should only be rewarded to teens that do good in High School. How about only allowing a teen to get a license if they keep the grades at an A or B?? Doesn't sound like a bad idea to me. Also, if the kid has ever been in trouble with the law, no license for them until they hit 18 or 19.
jenn mahelona

United States

#12 Oct 14, 2007
korre was a amazing couisn anyone could ever have.but why did she have to go so soon...please pray for the family and friends..i have been crying for 2 days straight..if korre was here i would hope she read this..korre if you look down on us witch i know you are.we love you..kierra misses you and i think she wants u to come home but you can't.the hole family misses you

love jenn
(korres cousin)
Dalton

Patterson, CA

#15 Oct 14, 2007
Korre you are and will always be loved. Losing someone myself i know what your family is feeling. today at rally practice we all talked about you, I mentioned how you were the only person who successfully taught me soldier boy. My only wish is that I would have maybe done something for you or hung out with you sooner than the last couple of years or something. Ive known you for so long. I will know you till I die. Korre you made choices but no matter what you were a person not just some cheer leader. we the class of"08" will never forget

Koressa Mitchel.

Rest In Peace.
RIP Korre

Hayward, CA

#16 Oct 14, 2007
She was such a beautiful girl. Smart, funny and caring. She will be missed but never forgotten
Rest in Peace Korre!
Mike H

Sacramento, CA

#17 Oct 14, 2007
Apparently she didnt read about the girl who killed her friend here locally by driving drunk at 4am eh? Another one lost because the parents couldn't keep tabs on their child, out partying and drinking at 17.
safey first

Turlock, CA

#18 Oct 15, 2007
2 in one weekend....this is crazy...my condolences to her family and friends
someones mom

United States

#19 Oct 15, 2007
This girl, along with the ones in Carmichael, CA, were in school and these accidents happened during the nighttime hours. This does not make things any better. The difference between these crashes and the one that happened on Oct. 2 when a car full of teens went into the Sacramento River is that the River accident happened at 2:53 pm and I personally know that the driver was living within the residency boundary of Valley High School, off Valley Hi and Center Parkway, in the Elk Grove Unified School District. Now if truancy prevention was aware of a growing problem of "home schooled" kids being on the streets during school hours of 7 -3, maybe these kids would not have been out of the home at that time. Schools are responsible for your child from the moment they step off your porch at 7 something in the morning until the reach your proch again, whatever hour they return to your home. This includes traveling to and from school. In a lot of cases, kids who make a nusance of themselves at a school opt out for "home schooling", a program which they only have to be responsible for turning in their homework for something like 2 hours a week; leaving the rest of the week to work, care of other family members and maybe even cruise around and party. If the schools would crack down and start making home visits to see what the "real deal" is on these kids, we might have less truancies. For one family of the Walnut Grove accident, the parents may not speak English (do you think they might be illegal?) and I am sure since the children have an understanding of the english language, probably manipulate what they want and "run the house" because of their parents' inability to understand how things work here in english-speaking America. How convienient. Now these parents are without their child and in financial trouble deep with loss of property, potential lawsuits and that expensive helicopter ride to UC Davis. Ironically, our "freedom" of speech has allowed the media (music, movies) to glorify bad behaviors (and bad choices) and our kids are absorbing this like a sponge. Get a clue.
onejustice

United States

#20 Oct 15, 2007
I can not imagine the loss the family is feeling right now.

I hope that parents are paying attention. You need to know what your children are doing. They should not be over a friends house or out late driving.

If you ever feel like you are over protective, imagine how the parents of this child feels now.
Fifth Generation

Sacramento, CA

#21 Oct 15, 2007
Crystal -- I, for one, am thankful that young woman had someone nearby, someone trying to help her. Blessings on you.

Blessings, too, on the other motorist you mentioned.

To Korissa's passenger -- my prayers are with you.

To Korissa's family -- my tears with yours, for the senselessness of your loss. I trust the Maker has taken Korissa in loving hand.
Father of a 17 year old

Sonora, CA

#22 Oct 15, 2007
This is the second 17 girls in the news this week to be killed in a car accident after 3:00 am. What ever happened to parents setting a midnight curfew? What ever happened to parents being parents?
Lola

Los Banos, CA

#23 Oct 15, 2007
Onejustice said it all. Lowering the drinking age will only make it worse, what can these people be thinking. This has been going on for many years and I do not see it stopping any time soon, if ever. People just don't get it..
It does have an impact on many people, just think of the emergency personnel and police. They have to see it all the time and they also have children the same age. People start paying attention to what your children are doing. Or you will be visiting them in the morgue when it is way to late...
unnamed

Stockton, CA

#24 Oct 15, 2007
People, STOP drinking and driving!!!!!!!!!!

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