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Alcohol, speed blamed in Westfield teen's fatal crash

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Cass

Orlando, FL

#146 Oct 5, 2007
Kristen wrote:
What the heck is wrong with you? You clearly do NOT know all the details about what happened that night. Holly went to a party with friends. Her BEST FRIEND. Who CARES ABOUT HER. She is not just a "so called friend." And just so you know, they tried to stop Holly from getting in the car. They fought her for the keys. They KNEW she wasn't capable of driving. But Holly got the keys and drove away. Do not sit here and criticize her friends who ACTUALLY TRIED TO SAVE HER LIFE. They honestly attempted to keep her from driving.
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Holly, you are missed so much. I can't believe it's been two months already that I haven't heard you laugh. You would have been 17 on Sunday. I cannot even put in into words how badly we all miss your beautiful smile and that obnoxious laugh that could be heard from a mile away. We love you so much and miss you.
And to those who are criticizing this whole situation... You clearly did not know this beautiful girl. She was very smart. But come on, have any of you ever been drunk? If you have, you would KNOW that you aren't in the right frame of mind to make decisions. And that night, Holly unfortunately made the wrong decision. And all of us who love her are suffering for her one mistake. So lets PLEASE stop criticizing. Yes, you would think that everyone at Westfield would have learned from losing Travis and Kristin but we didn't. WE ARE KIDS. If you want to get technical, I can tell you that it is scientifically proven that kids make the stupid choices that we do because our brains are not as fully developed as you adults. The only way we are going to learn is from the mistakes we make. Even if they end this way. We have to learn for ourselves and I am hoping, now more than ever, that my peers will finally start to realize what alcohol can do to you. I am disappointed to say that SO MANY OF US who made promises and signed our names after Travis and Kristin died.. well, we broke them. We broke those promises.
I think its time that we STOP criticizing the mistakes made and show some decent RESPECT for Holly's family.
Tank, you are such an ass. Like you have never drank before.. i cant believe your putting friends in quotations. grow the hell up. you are wasting time arguing over some one you never met. to bad you didnt know her. your missing out. but then you are so "perfect" to say all this mess & working up all the friends & family. get a life.
Steven

United States

#147 Oct 21, 2007
Who is this tank guy. Lokk dude I'll say it straight for you. Its true several people at our school have died. The only two that died cause of alchol were Travis and Kristin, still though it a bitch they died.(didnt know but hey a few teachers were a bit upset) next up was James no alchol in his system he wasnt even driving he was a passenger and was t-boned. Last but not least Holly. Tox screening came up clean so tank yeah its a bitch that we've had too many people die at our school, but at leats we are respecting the dead thats more than I can say for you. So shut your trap and let people more in peace. For your behavior in this area is not right and uncalled for!!
Steven

United States

#148 Oct 21, 2007
westfield not Dayton!
Roger Rude

Windsor, CA

#149 Nov 3, 2007
Parents! Do something about this, don't just wring your hands and worry. I have a GPS tracker in my son's car with his knowledge. He doesn't speed and I know it. I can go on-line and see everywhere he has been and how fast he was driving. It has helped him control his "need for speed". He is a good kid, but that doesn't translate into a "safe kid", he is still a kid! Check out this website, teensafetyprogram.com for your kid's sake.
daryl spivey

Framingham, MA

#150 Nov 8, 2007
its not always the teens falt sometimes it adult to who drink and drive.so don't always blame the kids.
Chris

Springfield, MA

#151 Nov 24, 2008
The crash was never blamed on alcohol. High speeds, yes - but as of right now alcohol was not mentioned. I was a friend of Carlos, and I miss him greatly. Speeding...not worth the pain.
student

Mishawaka, IN

#152 May 15, 2009
holly was the shit i dont care what her state was or was not, either way it sucks and she is missed
Shelby

United States

#153 Oct 25, 2010
STILL MISS YOU HOLLY! CANT BELIEVE ITS BEEN 4 YEARS...
Ashley

United States

#154 Apr 9, 2012
I love and miss you so much Holly!!!! Keep watching over us. You will always be my beautiful angel <3
Ashley

United States

#155 Apr 9, 2012
I'm not from Wampum, PA. I am from Westfield, IN. I went to school with Holly. She was such an amazing, beautiful, outgoing woman. She always knew how to put a smile on your face, no matter what mood you were in! I will miss all the times we hung out and all our talks in photography. I miss you more than ever Holly... you will never be forgotten!!

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