Teen dead, 2 hurt when car launches off tracks

There are 12 comments on the Post Tribune story from Oct 7, 2008, titled Teen dead, 2 hurt when car launches off tracks. In it, Post Tribune reports that:

Kelly Mercaldo, 16, of Valparaiso, died Saturday from injuries suffered in a one-vehicle crash late on Friday.

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Chelsea

Michigan City, IN

#3 Oct 7, 2008
Allison Hess wrote:
Lol. Kelly is dead
You know i didn't know kelly, but i knew always saw her in Jimmy Johns... You really must have the nerve to laugh about this. What if it were you're best friend, or a sibling of your own. You would not want others laughing to the loss of someone you love. I've heard nothing but great things about Kelly.
Have a heart, my gosh!!
michelle

Crown Point, IN

#4 Oct 10, 2008
I can't even imagine why someone would even think LOL! What would even posses a person to be so cruel? SHAME ON YOU! This is in no way a laughing matter! And stop trying to blame the parents!! Things happen. We all know that this is horrible, but was an accident. 5439
michelle

Crown Point, IN

#5 Oct 10, 2008
It was an accident that is it! What a mean, cruel person to even think that shit. Why would someone ever be so cold?
heyyaho

Crown Point, IN

#6 Oct 17, 2008
how can you laugh at someone being killed due to an accident? you have NO heart! you might not know her personally but that does not give you the right to say a thing about her! what an idiot you are.
jennet

United States

#7 Oct 18, 2008

seriously have a heart kelly is a nice girl. kelly was killed in a car accident on friday what did that poor girl ever do to you. may jesus christ be with kelly.
jennet

United States

#8 Oct 18, 2008
shame on you. have a fricken heart. this is no laughing matter you heartless freak.
Allison Hess

Valparaiso, IN

#9 Oct 31, 2008
wow. first of all.
i am allison hess and i NEVER said that!
i have been framed and its rediculous.
whoever started this should be ashamed
of themselves and how they handled this situation.
i knew kelly and she is an awesome girl
she was always there for anyone and everyone.
i miss her along with everyone else
but i know she is up there playing jokes on us
constantly and impacting our lives.
needless to say. i am very disappointed with you,
whoever you are.
Vic Mercaldo

Midlothian, IL

#11 Nov 4, 2008
Let me start by saying that Kelly was a better person then anyone of you could possibly ever want too or actually become. For the wothless coward who wrote the "LOL",well let me tell you I'LL MEET YOU ANY PLACE OR AT TIME AND WILL LET YOU KNOW HOW LITTLE I THINK YOU ARE, AND YOU MIGHT WANT TO BRING A FEW FRIENDS OR PARENTS AND POSSIBLY DIAL 911 BEFORE YOU COME SO YOU MIGHT HAVE A CHANCE. GOD WILL JUDGE YOU AND I'M SURE THAT WILL BE THE LAST PERSONS NAME YOU'LL EVER SPEAK.
Brittany

Valparaiso, IN

#12 May 16, 2009
Let me first start off by saying that i've known who Kelly was since she was little. My mother worked with her Grandmother, Delores quite awhile ago. Kelly was a beautiful, outgoing girl, and whoever came up with this is ridiculous. Who would write LOL next to something like this? I don't know allison or anything, but I hope she didn't really write this, because if she did..she will go to hell for it if she did.. May she rest in peace, and be watched over by god. And may the Mercaldo family find strength and closure.
Tyler

Portage, IN

#13 Aug 21, 2009
I want to say this, i dont know kelly, but ive heard wonderful things about her, and allison hess... i know she woudl never say anything like this about kelly, so please whoever wrote the LOL then tried to frame her for it, please tell me when you are meeting vic, please, id like to help him you are worthless whoever you are, please come get me.
Magen

United States

#14 Aug 30, 2009
All i would like to say is that this was an accident. I was in the car. I know every detail of the night. How could anyone say hurtful things like that and make this out to be a joke? That night haunts me every day and i really don't appreciate people thinking they know what went on or anything like that. Know the truth before you let things come out of your mouth. Then you don't look like such a jackass.
carolyn

Valparaiso, IN

#15 Sep 23, 2013
i miss you alot KELLY

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