Speed May Be Factor In Fatal Accident

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The Jeep overturned and flipped two or three times. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Jeep Grand Cherokee was westbound on I-244 when the driver tried to exit onto U.S. Highway 169 at a high rate of speed.
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Beaver 1

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Jul 29, 2008
 
This is just tragic. Thoughts and prayers to the family of the lost child. Things like this just breaks my heart, and makes me very angry all at the same time. I'm not sure what to say......
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Broken Arrow, OK

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Jul 29, 2008
 
Again Channel 6...NOT an accident.

This wreckless kid endanged his friends and others by driving WRECKLESSLY and he CRASHED....in the end he killed a friend of his if not himself due to that lack of good judgement.

Yes it's sad, but he should have known better.

This will be a wake up call for all involved and other kids out there thinking they are impervious to things like this.
Orange Hat

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Jul 29, 2008
 
Charles wrote:
Again Channel 6...NOT an accident.
This wreckless kid endanged his friends and others by driving WRECKLESSLY and he CRASHED....in the end he killed a friend of his if not himself due to that lack of good judgement.
Yes it's sad, but he should have known better.
This will be a wake up call for all involved and other kids out there thinking they are impervious to things like this.
Yes, sad, but I have to agree with you
Likes Micky Ds

Tulsa, OK

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Jul 29, 2008
 
It won't wake all up. There will be another dumdum kid crashing within a week
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Jul 29, 2008
 
Charles and Orange Hat, are you kidding me? Don't you think that these kids' parents and friends read these comments? Have a little tact. A good kid died. It was an accident. When you have teenagers in a vehicle in the evening at a high rate of speed, things like this happen because they don't have the experience to be able to properly judge curves and defensive driving. These were good kids that experienced a brief lapse in judgement. Most teenagers do that, this one was just had really poor timing. A death like this is a tragedy, and I feel for the driver and their families. Being an adult, you might want to think twice before you select such a poor choice of words. These kids will be in therapy long enough just from the situation alone, they don't need your ignorant and tactless expressions to add to that. Start acting like an adult.
Likes Micky Ds

Tulsa, OK

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Jul 29, 2008
 
oh wah
justbeinme

Tulsa, OK

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Jul 29, 2008
 
This is very sad. Young drivers are really unaware of the dangers they put themselves in when they think they are just having a good time. We were all teens at one time, and I know that no matter how often my parents talked to me and tried to teach me about the dangers, I still drove like an idiot. Very sad that the kids who lived through the accident will have to live the rest of their lives with this in their heads.
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Jul 29, 2008
 
As a mother of 2 older children ( 18 and 21 ) this is something I worry about every time they leave the driveway. Even when they have left home as my 21 year old has. I still worry about someday getting that kind of phone call. They all think they are superman or something. God bless these kids and their parents, what a nightmare for all involved!!!!

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Jul 29, 2008
 
mom wrote:
Charles and Orange Hat, are you kidding me? Don't you think that these kids' parents and friends read these comments? Have a little tact. A good kid died. It was an accident. When you have teenagers in a vehicle in the evening at a high rate of speed, things like this happen because they don't have the experience to be able to properly judge curves and defensive driving. These were good kids that experienced a brief lapse in judgement. Most teenagers do that, this one was just had really poor timing. A death like this is a tragedy, and I feel for the driver and their families. Being an adult, you might want to think twice before you select such a poor choice of words. These kids will be in therapy long enough just from the situation alone, they don't need your ignorant and tactless expressions to add to that. Start acting like an adult.
Yes tragic. But obviously if these teens hadn't acted recklessly it wouldn't have happened. that is all these posters are saying. Maybe if parents like you weren't coddling your children and keeping them sheltered from the real world so much this wouldn't happen the way it does now. Trust me I know. I was way sheltered and my mom would have said the same stuff you did. Then I had a car wreck and almost killed myself my fiance and two of my best friends at 18 years old. It was luck that saved us so chill out already. They are only saying the things that need to be said and noone wants to here. I lost one of my best friends later that year as well. so not a word back and how inconsiderate I am. Just tryin to save someone else the guilt and hurt of watching loved ones on their way to the hospital because you were reckless.
Stew on that for a while

BTW These forums are read at your own risk.

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Jul 29, 2008
 
Charles wrote:
Again Channel 6...NOT an accident.
This wreckless kid endanged his friends and others by driving WRECKLESSLY and he CRASHED....in the end he killed a friend of his if not himself due to that lack of good judgement.
Yes it's sad, but he should have known better.
This will be a wake up call for all involved and other kids out there thinking they are impervious to things like this.
I am sorry you feel that way about this. But it was an accident, yes this child choose to drive to fast, but he did not choose to kill a friend. Most teens are fearful of the road and the hazards it contains. They do not have the skill needed to drive well yet. This family will live with this forever, and the family of the victim here lost a loved one. How can you state that this teen set out to kill a person this way? Accidents happen all the time, we never know when they will come our way, but we are called not to live in fear of such things. We all go our ways everyday and do not think of these things. I truely hope you never have a loss in your family due to an accident, you will never know how to repsond to it. This child may have made poor judgment in driving to fast, but you as an adult should have used better judgment before posting your hate.
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Jul 29, 2008
 
mom wrote:
Charles and Orange Hat, are you kidding me? Don't you think that these kids' parents and friends read these comments? Have a little tact. A good kid died. It was an accident. When you have teenagers in a vehicle in the evening at a high rate of speed, things like this happen because they don't have the experience to be able to properly judge curves and defensive driving. These were good kids that experienced a brief lapse in judgement. Most teenagers do that, this one was just had really poor timing. A death like this is a tragedy, and I feel for the driver and their families. Being an adult, you might want to think twice before you select such a poor choice of words. These kids will be in therapy long enough just from the situation alone, they don't need your ignorant and tactless expressions to add to that. Start acting like an adult.
Amen
Charles

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Jul 29, 2008
 
Kim from Bartlesville wrote:
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I am sorry you feel that way about this. But it was an accident, yes this child choose to drive to fast, but he did not choose to kill a friend. Most teens are fearful of the road and the hazards it contains. They do not have the skill needed to drive well yet. This family will live with this forever, and the family of the victim here lost a loved one. How can you state that this teen set out to kill a person this way? Accidents happen all the time, we never know when they will come our way, but we are called not to live in fear of such things. We all go our ways everyday and do not think of these things. I truely hope you never have a loss in your family due to an accident, you will never know how to repsond to it. This child may have made poor judgment in driving to fast, but you as an adult should have used better judgment before posting your hate.
Face anyone who drives a car knows that speeding..especially in the manner he was driving will lead to trouble and possibly worse, just like this did..I never said he "chose" to kill anyone, but he knew just like any other driver that speed can kill and acting recklessly while driving a 3000# vehicle will possibly lead to what happened here....sure he didn't get in the car and say "I'm gonna get in my car with my friends and kill one of them tonight.." no..never said that...but he knew that his driving actions were not acceptable yet he contiued to drive that way and it caught up with him and ended up with horrible consequences.

Sorry some of you chose to live with blinders on, but some things have to be said and this is one of them.

Hopefully all their friends will slow down and think twice before they buzz around town acting all crazy while driving....this is real life kids..not a video game....you will die on the roads if you don't obey the road rules.
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Jul 29, 2008
 
I am a family friend of one of the boy's in the vehicle. From what I have heard though speed was the reason, those boys are hurting inside and out. They were all part of a school sports team and were great friends. The driver didn't even know that one of his friends died until late into the evening. Please just pray for these boys, one of whom is like a little brother to me, and hope they have learned a valuable lesson sadly at the expense of a close friend.

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Jul 29, 2008
 
Charles wrote:
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Face anyone who drives a car knows that speeding..especially in the manner he was driving will lead to trouble and possibly worse, just like this did..I never said he "chose" to kill anyone, but he knew just like any other driver that speed can kill and acting recklessly while driving a 3000# vehicle will possibly lead to what happened here....sure he didn't get in the car and say "I'm gonna get in my car with my friends and kill one of them tonight.." no..never said that...but he knew that his driving actions were not acceptable yet he contiued to drive that way and it caught up with him and ended up with horrible consequences.
Sorry some of you chose to live with blinders on, but some things have to be said and this is one of them.
Hopefully all their friends will slow down and think twice before they buzz around town acting all crazy while driving....this is real life kids..not a video game....you will die on the roads if you don't obey the road rules.
You are correct my wording of your posting was off, i never meant to state that you said he got into the car to kill one of his friends.
You did however make it seem like these kids gort what they deserved. And that is not right. I do not live with blinders on, I have 2 teens myself that are learning to drive, they have friends that have died in accidents, they know how the road and fast driving do not mix. But anyone can make a poor judgment at anytime. If this was your son, your teen that made this poor judgment, would you still feel the same? Would you look him in the eye and say to him, well son, you knew better. What about if it was your child that was killed in this accident? Would you still be saying the same thing? That they choose to drive to fast and they ended up with horrible consequences? We as parents teach our children right from wrong, but we all make mistakes, we all have a lapse in judgment from time to time, accidents can still happen at any time. Although I do not agree with you, I do value your opininon on this. This family kissed their child when he left the house, and now he will never return. And the child driving this car will remember this day forever, you should show a little bit of compassion. At least for the family of the lost child.
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Jul 29, 2008
 
Charles wrote:
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Face anyone who drives a car knows that speeding..especially in the manner he was driving will lead to trouble and possibly worse, just like this did..I never said he "chose" to kill anyone, but he knew just like any other driver that speed can kill and acting recklessly while driving a 3000# vehicle will possibly lead to what happened here....sure he didn't get in the car and say "I'm gonna get in my car with my friends and kill one of them tonight.." no..never said that...but he knew that his driving actions were not acceptable yet he contiued to drive that way and it caught up with him and ended up with horrible consequences.
Sorry some of you chose to live with blinders on, but some things have to be said and this is one of them.
Hopefully all their friends will slow down and think twice before they buzz around town acting all crazy while driving....this is real life kids..not a video game....you will die on the roads if you don't obey the road rules.
I don't think Charles is really trying to be nasty, just like everyone else he just wants these young drivers to understand what can happen when they use poor judgement.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of these famlies.
Charles

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Jul 29, 2008
 
Darlene wrote:
<quoted text> I don't think Charles is really trying to be nasty, just like everyone else he just wants these young drivers to understand what can happen when they use poor judgement.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of these famlies.
Finally a voice of reason...:o)
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Jul 29, 2008
 
For all you morons out there who thinkthat this is because of a teenager driving recklessly, make sure you know the facts before you say things that will cause serious damage to those involved. This was an ACCIDENT. They were attempting to merge onto the highway and misjudged there timing. They collided with another car and flipped. This wasnt some dumbass tryin to do donuts at 90mph. It was a kid who made mistakes. So anyone else who wants to right this off as teenage kids with a reckless problem. Your the sorry dick who has a problem.
Dallas meant the world to all of his friends. The night of the crash there were about sixty people lined up in the ER waiting to hear what had happened. They all prayed for him with his priest. Many of them waited to see the survivors, going in one by one. Dallas influenced alot of people and will be remembered as the man with a smile. Your friends love you and will never forget you. T*N*A
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Jul 29, 2008
 
This is just my opinion, but most people have cell phones these days. If you see someone speeding, or weaving on the road, pick up the phone and dial the cops. You never know, it might just prevent accidents like this from happening.
Charles

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Jul 29, 2008
 
RIP Dallas wrote:
For all you morons out there who thinkthat this is because of a teenager driving recklessly, make sure you know the facts before you say things that will cause serious damage to those involved. This was an ACCIDENT. They were attempting to merge onto the highway and misjudged there timing. They collided with another car and flipped. This wasnt some **** tryin to do donuts at 90mph. It was a kid who made mistakes. So anyone else who wants to right this off as teenage kids with a reckless problem. Your the sorry dick who has a problem.
Dallas meant the world to all of his friends. The night of the crash there were about sixty people lined up in the ER waiting to hear what had happened. They all prayed for him with his priest. Many of them waited to see the survivors, going in one by one. Dallas influenced alot of people and will be remembered as the man with a smile. Your friends love you and will never forget you. T*N*A
Hello....read the article..per the cops:

"The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Jeep Grand Cherokee was westbound on I-244 when the driver tried to exit onto U.S. Highway 169 at a high rate of speed. "

He was speeding and lost control due to this form of wreckless driving...if he followed the speed limit signs posted etc they all may have made it home ok instead of CRASHING....not an accident when you don't follow the rules of the road.

Oh and I see one or more weren't wearing seatbelts...when will people learn...SEATBELTS SAVE LIVES.
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Jul 29, 2008
 
These were all good kids on their way home from soccer practice.. My prayers go out to Dallas' family and all involved.

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