Yorkville teenager killed in car crash

Yorkville teenager killed in car crash

There are 16 comments on the Beacon News story from Mar 2, 2007, titled Yorkville teenager killed in car crash. In it, Beacon News reports that:

A 17-year-old Yorkville girl was killed in a two-car crash in Oswego Township early Friday morning.

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“Intrigued by Things”

Since: Feb 07

Montgomery, IL

#1 Mar 3, 2007
My goodness..another youth torn from the grip of everyday life. I simply do not understand why all this is happening to our youth. Making choices and decisions are a part of growing. You usually have to make wrong choices in order to learn on to make good ones but unfortunately sometimes the wrong ones can take a life.
mom of 2

Elgin, IL

#2 Mar 3, 2007
Parent as Well wrote:
My goodness..another youth torn from the grip of everyday life. I simply do not understand why all this is happening to our youth. Making choices and decisions are a part of growing. You usually have to make wrong choices in order to learn on to make good ones but unfortunately sometimes the wrong ones can take a life.
I don't believe there were any decisions here to make, this innocent girl was doing what she did 5 days a week and that was going to school, the weather conditions were bad & she lost control of her vehicle
Sad

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Mar 3, 2007
The article says "Miller was driving north on Route 71 near Orchard Road when she entered the southbound lane, apparently to pass several cars in front of her, Illinois State Police said."

Combining rushing with lack of experience AND bad weather is a recipe for disaster.

My prayers go out to her family.

Since: Feb 07

Montgomery,IL

#4 Mar 3, 2007
mom of 2 wrote:
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I don't believe there were any decisions here to make, this innocent girl was doing what she did 5 days a week and that was going to school, the weather conditions were bad & she lost control of her vehicle
What do you mean there were no decisions to make? It clearly stated that she was going in and out of traffic trying to pass cars, she was probably late and in a rush and because of that she lost control of her car. I do feel very sad for her family and my prayers go out to her family, but this is another reason the state will try to change the driving age!
friend

United States

#5 May 30, 2007
Stop pointing fingers wrote:
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What do you mean there were no decisions to make? It clearly stated that she was going in and out of traffic trying to pass cars, she was probably late and in a rush and because of that she lost control of her car. I do feel very sad for her family and my prayers go out to her family, but this is another reason the state will try to change the driving age!
I was friends with her...she wasn't late...just worried...our zero hour band class is at 6:30 in the morning...the director chews people out every day for being late...it's horribly embarrassing to be the one he singles out in front of everyone...Brandy was usually always on time...I'm not condoning what she did...but please don't ridicule her without seeing things through her eyes first.
Sharon

Aurora, IL

#6 May 30, 2007
friend wrote:
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I was friends with her...she wasn't late...just worried...our zero hour band class is at 6:30 in the morning...the director chews people out every day for being late...it's horribly embarrassing to be the one he singles out in front of everyone...Brandy was usually always on time...I'm not condoning what she did...but please don't ridicule her without seeing things through her eyes first.
I am really sorry for the loss of your friend.
stay at home

Chicago, IL

#7 Jun 1, 2007
friend wrote:
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I was friends with her...she wasn't late...just worried...our zero hour band class is at 6:30 in the morning...the director chews people out every day for being late...it's horribly embarrassing to be the one he singles out in front of everyone...Brandy was usually always on time...I'm not condoning what she did...but please don't ridicule her without seeing things through her eyes first.
If this was true, I hope the band director have changed his/her way of dealing with students being late for practice.

Better late than sorry.
Rebecca Lynn

Aurora, IL

#8 Jun 4, 2007
friend wrote:
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I was friends with her...she wasn't late...just worried...our zero hour band class is at 6:30 in the morning...the director chews people out every day for being late...it's horribly embarrassing to be the one he singles out in front of everyone...Brandy was usually always on time...I'm not condoning what she did...but please don't ridicule her without seeing things through her eyes first.
So sorry for the loss of your friend. Maybe the band director will think twice before chewing the next kid out for being late.
this day and age

United States

#9 Jun 4, 2007
Rebecca Lynn wrote:
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So sorry for the loss of your friend. Maybe the band director will think twice before chewing the next kid out for being late.
I feel bad for the families and friends involved, but since when did it become a teachers fault if a child is rushing to get to school on time? Instead of having to rush , maybe they should just leave earlier and then they won't have to rush. Our educators are blamed for a lot these days, I honestly can't even see how we would get to the point where we would place blame on a band instructor for this accident. please people
Oswego Mom

AOL

#10 Jun 6, 2007
When something bad happens we are too quick to always place the blame on somebody else.
Rebecca Lynn wrote:
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So sorry for the loss of your friend. Maybe the band director will think twice before chewing the next kid out for being late.
Rebecca Lynn

Aurora, IL

#11 Jun 7, 2007
Oswego Mom wrote:
When something bad happens we are too quick to always place the blame on somebody else.
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I'm not blaming the band director. All I'm saying is that if he was always yelling at the kids to be on time and made such an issue of it, there is a possibility that she wouldn't have been so mad rushed to get there on time. Safety first!
robert

Sandwich, IL

#12 Feb 28, 2011
This is a real shame. I feel bad for the girl. Does anyone know her name?
NY Mills Track Star

Newark, NJ

#13 Mar 23, 2011
When does Voss's open ?
eeeee

Sugar Grove, IL

#14 Mar 23, 2011
NY Mills Track Star wrote:
When does Voss's open ?
Soon, real soon.
Rudy

Newark, NJ

#15 Mar 23, 2011
NY Mills Track Star wrote:
When does Voss's open ?
Shortly after me
John

United States

#16 Apr 6, 2012
robert wrote:
This is a real shame. I feel bad for the girl. Does anyone know her name?
Brandy Miller. This happened in 2007.

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