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2 killed on Rt. 100 as car strikes a turning truck -- themornin...

There are 139 comments on the The Morning Call story from Aug 14, 2007, titled 2 killed on Rt. 100 as car strikes a turning truck -- themornin.... In it, The Morning Call reports that:

A 17-year-old driver and his 18-year-old passenger died Monday afternoon when their car crashed into a tractor-trailer on Route 100 in Hereford Township, police said.

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CHH-1702

Allentown, PA

#1 Aug 14, 2007
According to a vehicle stopping distance calculator on the web, 384 feet of skid marks indicate a vehicle speed of over 95 mph at the start of braking. To not stop and have enough speed left to take the wheels off of a truck, 'high rate of speed' is an understatement.
suburbia

United States

#2 Aug 14, 2007
glad no innocent bystanders were killed. eveyone needs to just SLOW DOWN!
just me

Quakertown, PA

#3 Aug 14, 2007
keith i miss you it wasnt your time to go.
terrible

United States

#4 Aug 14, 2007
Why do teenagers think they are invincable?? So sad and such a waste of two young lives. My heart goes out to their families.

Since: Feb 07

Chesterfield, MO

#5 Aug 14, 2007
Good lord, what were they thinking?
justa thought

Sunbury, PA

#6 Aug 14, 2007
This is exactly why my son will not get his driver's license for a while yet...he is too irresponsible to handle all the responsibilities that go with it. He is too like most other teen boys, reckless, carefree and invinceable. They think they are all better drivers than they are and willing to show off to that end. Parents should show all these sad incidents to their teen drivers and maybe, just maybe they will save a few from self destruction.
BC-emmaus

Reading, PA

#7 Aug 14, 2007
And they are talking about lowering the drinking age? Are they insane? My son lost 5 classmates due to car crashes and they still drive like idiots!
Walbert

Allentown, PA

#9 Aug 14, 2007
Keith i miss u bro...u were way to young man..good times tho together..Party it up abouve us bro and keep watch of us RIP KEITH KLEPAC KPACCC WOOOF WOOF
someone

Pottstown, PA

#10 Aug 14, 2007
yes this was a huge mistake but dont just worry about what they did wrong a whole community is in mourning. now is not the time to point fingers. we all miss them more then life itself. dont ever call them idiots we all wish we had them back. its sad and yes they made a mistake but it was the middle of the day. IT IS NOT JUST TEENAGERS. 40 year old men go over that speed ALL THE TIME. i have my license and i am 17 but have never gone over 75 MPH. stop generalizing it. worry about the lives that were lost not the speed they were going...
at work

Weatherly, PA

#11 Aug 14, 2007
justa thought wrote:
This is exactly why my son will not get his driver's license for a while yet...he is too irresponsible to handle all the responsibilities that go with it. He is too like most other teen boys, reckless, carefree and invinceable. They think they are all better drivers than they are and willing to show off to that end. Parents should show all these sad incidents to their teen drivers and maybe, just maybe they will save a few from self destruction.
I do insurance for a living and I agree with you. I look at it this way, consintrate on school. Kids have time for their licience why rush. I made it quit clear that my kids wont get their licience nor will they drive in a car with someone who just did. I am seeing to many deaths.
terrible

United States

#12 Aug 14, 2007
justa thought wrote:
This is exactly why my son will not get his driver's license for a while yet...he is too irresponsible to handle all the responsibilities that go with it. He is too like most other teen boys, reckless, carefree and invinceable. They think they are all better drivers than they are and willing to show off to that end. Parents should show all these sad incidents to their teen drivers and maybe, just maybe they will save a few from self destruction.
I agree with you. It only takes a week to feel comfortable behind the wheel but it takes years to be experienced! I was not allowed to get my license until I was 18 and I think I was a bit more mature then. I was headed off to college and not worried about impressing my high school friends.
Norbert

Bethlehem, PA

#13 Aug 14, 2007
Very sad. The price of stupidity and law-breaking is sometimes very high.
DONT HATE

Allentown, PA

#14 Aug 14, 2007
someone wrote:
yes this was a huge mistake but dont just worry about what they did wrong a whole community is in mourning. now is not the time to point fingers. we all miss them more then life itself. dont ever call them idiots we all wish we had them back. its sad and yes they made a mistake but it was the middle of the day. IT IS NOT JUST TEENAGERS. 40 year old men go over that speed ALL THE TIME. i have my license and i am 17 but have never gone over 75 MPH. stop generalizing it. worry about the lives that were lost not the speed they were going...
It seems to me that you knew them and I sympathize with you. BUT!!! Reality is that this is not the first accident where reckless teens are involved. This happens time and time again but teens have that "It won't happen to me" attitude. Yes it was a mistake but on the road you do not have room for mistakes. You have to realize how a parent would have felt if there were other cars involved and other people got injured or died. I think that they should change the laws where no permits until 18 and you be required to have your license for a certain time before you can get your license. Too many kids dying! My sympathies to both families.
Libertarian

Allentown, PA

#15 Aug 14, 2007
someone wrote:
yes this was a huge mistake but dont just worry about what they did wrong a whole community is in mourning. now is not the time to point fingers. we all miss them more then life itself. dont ever call them idiots we all wish we had them back. its sad and yes they made a mistake but it was the middle of the day. IT IS NOT JUST TEENAGERS. 40 year old men go over that speed ALL THE TIME. i have my license and i am 17 but have never gone over 75 MPH. stop generalizing it. worry about the lives that were lost not the speed they were going...
I agree with you to a point, but there is no doubt that the car didn't start itself and drive away and accelerate to triple digit speeds with an innocent adult male behind the wheel with another life beside him. I hope that is specific enough. No one close to these two men should be seeking solace on the internet except perhaps on memorial pages. Horrible, yes, sad, yes. Humans have free will and their choices will have consequences that reverberate thru time and the persistence of memory.

What is the lesson here?
cdf

Southfield, MI

#16 Aug 14, 2007
man,
i cant believe you are gone, it's crazy to think that last time i saw you, you were okay. im sorry we lost touch and i wish that we could've had more time together. im sorry this happened to you and your friend and you parents. they must be heart broken, i would say something to them, but at this moment in time i dont even know what to say. im sorry keith, you were too young, you were only 17, this is so unreal to think it's you who's gone. im sorry, i miss you and will always keep you in my heart.
Understand

Philadelphia, PA

#17 Aug 14, 2007
Understand that this happened just alittle more then 24 hours ago. And no one wants to hear "those stupid teens shouldnt driving fast". Our whole community just lost two amazing young lives. We ALL understand it was there fault, We are not shiffting the blame. But we shouldnt have to hear people bashing on them. Rest in peace Keith and Todd. Forever in our hearts<3
valleygirl

Blue Bell, PA

#18 Aug 14, 2007
Libertarian. It would be nice of you to stop commenting on this situation. You didn't lose someone. My community is grieving over the loss of not only one but two young adolescents. Yes they should have been driving more safely but that is NOT going to fix what happened. Unless you knew these two boys than you should have nothing negative to say. "No one close to these two men should be seeking solace on the internet except perhaps on memorial pages.".. No one who didn't know them should be making nasty comments over the internet. Please find something better to do with your time.

“Let's Spend and Borrow Forever”

Since: Feb 07

Bethlehem, PA

#19 Aug 14, 2007
Drivers like this put the lives of everybody on the road at risk. They kill other people. That's what matters.
sad

United States

#20 Aug 14, 2007
My condolences to the family and friends of these boys.

I'm glad no one else was injured.
JimE

United States

#21 Aug 14, 2007
Oh man, that's sad.:(

Speed by itself doesn't kill, but speeding in the wrong area (not enough visibility to slow down for a truck turning in the distance), without the proper safety equipment (seatbelts) is just asking for trouble.

RIP guys.

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