1-car crash kills 2 Whiteland students

Cody Stevenson belonged to the FFA, the group for young farmers. Justin Minton, too, was a popular sophomore, also involved in extracurricular activities at Whiteland High School. Full Story
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Fishers, IN

#1 Mar 1, 2008
I hate to see promising young people leave to soon. Be safe out there.
Lawman97

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Mar 1, 2008
God Bless
awful

Evansville, IN

#3 Mar 1, 2008
I remember going through this in high school. I'm only 20 years old. My sophomore to junior year of high school I lost 11 friends. my cousin and a close friend died 11 days apart - both from a drunk driver hitting them. Then 6 months later, I lost my 2 best friends, Dale Milligan and Alisha Beard. 3 months later, I lost another friend due to drinking and driving. In between that was family. Nothing about this will ever be easy, for anyone going through something like this, no matter how old you are. When the "anniversary" (for lack of a better word) comes around, my whole world comes crumbling down around me all over again.

I wish them all so much luck in finding peace in this tragedy.

"The world carries on without you, but nothing remains the same." RIP.
nyin

Louisville, KY

#4 Mar 1, 2008
This is the sad result of what happens when teens think they are invincble. Before this incident occured, one of the teenagers that died called his girlfriend to say they were going to go out drag racing but I'll bet that none of them thought about the adverse affects of what could happen.
Starreader78

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Mar 1, 2008
Amir is only 16
Starreader78

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Mar 1, 2008
Read the sheriff's report. The driver is a 16-year-old sophomore.
Paige D

AOL

#10 Mar 1, 2008
Grim Reaper wrote:
keller and keller or ken nun,sue sue sue,the parents of the driver are resposible
STOP IT! THE DRIVER IS ONE OF MY FRIENDS, AND I DONT APPRECIATE HOW YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT HIM LIKE THAT. SO I PLEASE ASK YOU TO STOP. BESIDES WHERE IS YOUR HEART? A BLACK HOLE?
no name

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Mar 1, 2008
Grim Reaper wrote:
keller and keller or ken nun,sue sue sue,the parents of the driver are resposible
i had a family member pass by riding with a another school friend to school they were young hadn't been
driving long. the driver lived and has not been the same since it happened she lives with guilt of killing her best friend. I believe the guilt she lives with is enough punishment she should have to live with. sueing wont bring my family memeber back
it wont let us move on and try to heal ourself.
I strongly believe that loving and showing compassion
with the family is the best way to go. because money wont bring your family member back.
DUSTY

Jeffersonville, IN

#12 Mar 1, 2008
I AM NOT SURE WHAT TO SAY, BECAUSE I AM NOT IN THE SHOES OF THE PARENTS WHO LOST THEIR BELOVED SONS. SO MANY TIMES THINGS HAPPEN FOR UNKNWON REASONS. PLEASE DO NOT LET GO OF YOUR FAITH AND KNOW NOW IN GODS LOVING HANDS THEY CAN REST.
Roninindy

Tampa, FL

#13 Mar 1, 2008
This is a story that is repeated far to often. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of these young people
lafguy60

Thorntown, IN

#14 Mar 1, 2008
First, let me say my prayers go out to all the families involved. There are several items here that need to be addressed. The driver being only 16 was not supposed to be transporting passengers without a licensed adult driver in the vehicle. Next, the report I heard said the driver was going 70 MPH in a 45 MPH zone, almost double the posted speed limit. Finally, I can dimly remember when I was 16 and newly licensed. I was invincible and I was going to live forever. By Divine Providence I was spared twice while doing very stupid things while driving. Parents keep drilling into your teens that they are mortal and common sense is a great virtue to possess.
Paige D wrote:
<quoted text>
STOP IT! THE DRIVER IS ONE OF MY FRIENDS, AND I DONT APPRECIATE HOW YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT HIM LIKE THAT. SO I PLEASE ASK YOU TO STOP. BESIDES WHERE IS YOUR HEART? A BLACK HOLE?
Kathy A

Sheridan, IN

#16 Mar 1, 2008
Grim Reaper wrote:
keller and keller or ken nun,sue sue sue,the parents of the driver are resposible
Why would you say such a horrible thing, yet alone think it - this is a tragic ACCIDENT that will affect the lives of many - may everyone involved find peace in their hearts
rjm

Fort Wayne, IN

#17 Mar 1, 2008
I lost my best friend in an accident 5 years ago and still have a heavy heart today. I pray for everyone who are a part of these boys.God bless you. P.S. to the "Grim Reaper" you really need to keep your mouth shut!!!
What a shame

Shelbyville, IN

#19 Mar 1, 2008
I extend my prayers to the families.

One thought, why is a 16 y/o driver driving a Camero? I hated my dad for not buying the Mustang I wanted when I was 16. Power and speed was what I wanted, not the 1980 Bonneville (sp?). That thing was a slow tank. It went from 0-60 in about 30 minutes.

Thanks Dad for caring enough to protect a hot headed 16 y/o indistructible kid from himself. I'm sure it was hard to deal with my complaining in your choice. I hope to make the same good decisions for my children.

I don't blame the kid driving, nor do I know his parents. I'm sure they care very much for their young man. I just hope other parents see the flaws in giving teenage boys these sorts of cars.
So good

Pleasant Prairie, WI

#20 Mar 1, 2008
My oldest son graduated last year from high school. I was always scared when he caught a ride from one of his friends to school. I was always riding them about not speeding to get to school on time. I told them that being late was better than being dead ! I still am scared when thinking about my son riding in the car with anyone.
The driver was traveling too fast. That was a choice that he made, makes him responsible. An accident, no, a choice he made to drive too fast. Also, the post about not having other kids in the car with someone that is newly licensed, is correct. The parents should never have allowed their sons to ride with Amir. I also agree with the comments about the type of vehicle that he was driving, too much car for no driving experience.
leo

United States

#21 Mar 1, 2008
God bless their parents.
Greenwood

Greenwood, IN

#22 Mar 1, 2008
The families of these children are in my prayers. I know the loss of friends in high school as I attended Center Grove and 5 deaths were reported in 2 years. I pray that the children in school learn a lesson from this tragedy and slow down. Because the excitement from speeding is not always just fun....it can be costly.
Carmel

Columbus, OH

#23 Mar 1, 2008
Our deepest sympathy to the families and friends of these dear boys. May they rest in peace and never be forgotten. Maybe this tragedy will help other teens make better driving decisions. Our community suffered a similar loss very recently and we are still dealing with the pain. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Whiteland community.
Been there

San Francisco, CA

#24 Mar 1, 2008
I attended Clark High School, which later consolidated with Whiteland High School. During my sophmore year, I lost three classmates. One to cancer, one to drowning, and one in avery similiar accident on Whiteland Road. The affect of this has stayed with me throughout my life. I am now 65, so this has been with me for a long, long time. May God hold these families, friends, and classmates in His arms.
My thoughts and prayers are with each one of you.
Jon

Bourbonnais, IL

#25 Mar 1, 2008
I agree. Giving the kid a Camaro wasn't the brightest decision. Every parent (and every former teen) knows that the first car one gets at 16 is always going to be damaged somehow, either from silly stupidity or from perceived invincibility. I hated my parents for handing me an '88 Volvo, but after seeing how many nicks, dings, dents, and scrapes that thing went through, I'm glad I waited until i was older to get a respectable vehicle.

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