Driver speeding in Pomona fatal crash, CHP says

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San Bernardino County Coroner's officials identified the teen as Chanel Brittney Lee of Chino Hills.
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idk

Torrance, CA

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#21
Aug 24, 2009
 
i really cant beleive this. its hard to.
chanel was one of my first friends when i moved to the city in eigth grade, she was so kind and open hearted. i remember how she made everybody laugh at the lunch table. she was a really beautiful person inside & out, and really smart i knew she wud have made something of herself. im just really sad we lost touch during high school and i wish we wud have kept in touch. my condolences & prayers go out to her family.
miss you chanel.
chanel friend

Chino Hills, CA

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#22
Aug 25, 2009
 
A friend of Chanels wrote:
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You can't just say that her death could have been prevented if she would have followed the rules. what do you know?! Her mother can't sleep in her room with her...there is a such thing as sneaking out and even then people make mistakes. Chanel wasn't going out to have fun with her friends knowing that she was going to die in the process. Don't judge how her mother was raising her. Stop saying what she should have done because that's not what happened. It wasn't her fault that she died, she probably should have been out that late but that doesn't matter she was a great person and now she's gone.
Chanel Brittney Lee, a great person, daughter, friend, sister, niece, athlete, she had it all. Everyone in her life misses her and here you are saying what she should have done. Stop criticizing what she did and extend your arms and prayers out to her family and friends that have lost someone near and dear to their hearts. Stop being so narrow minded and think about the other sides of the story. Chanel was my friend and she will never be forgotten.
CHANEL WAS MY CLOSE FRIEND..SHE WAS PRETTY,ATHLETIC,SMART,UNIQUE,G ENUINE AND JUST HERSELF. aNYBODY WHO KNEW HER KNEW THE ONE THING SHE ALWAYS DID WAS SMILE. THANK YOU SO MUCH A FRIEND OF CHANEL' FOR DEFENDING HER. WE ALL MISS YOU CHANEL!!I DONT KNOW ALL THE FACTS BUT THE ONE THING I KNOW IS THAT MY 17 YEAR OLD FRIEND WHO WAS SO FULL OF LIFE IS DEAD. I WONT EVER GET TO SEE HER AGAIN. WE ALL MISS SEEING HER SMILE AND HEARING HER LAUGH. KNOWING THAT SHE IS GONE HURTS. EVEN THOUGH HER FAMILY IS HURTING,THEY ARE HURTING EVEN MORE BECAUSE OF ALL THE MEAN COMMENTS PEOPLE ARE LEAVING. WOULD YOU WANT SOMEBODY JUDGING YOU AND BLAMING YOU FOR YOU CHILDS DEATH IF CHANEL WAS YOUR DAUGHTER? NO...THEN WHY ARE YOU ALL CONSTANTLY PICKING ON HER FAMILY. R.I.P. CHANEL YOU WILL BE MISSED GREATLY!!
always your friend

Chino Hills, CA

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#23
Aug 25, 2009
 
hmmmmm, its really hard to accept the fact that she is gone. it brings tears to my eyes everytime i think aout her. i spent the last 2-3 months of her jr. year with her in her 6th period class. even tho i wasnt supposed to be there i was and im glad i was able to do so... i've known her sinc 7th grade. she always made me smile :) we talked everyday during these times she always had funny stories to tell me and how her weekend would go... always brought my spirit up when i felt down. her smile always brightened up my day... and her fav. lil saying "shablam" gosh i really miss her. shes such a good person. REALLY. despite her being 17 and driving late. her life is gone. please stop rediculing her parents they go threw enough already. its a big loss to everyone especially her mother and brother. i just wish i could hugg and laugh with her one more time :( it really hurts to know that shes gone because she was truly a blessing in disguise!! the last i saw of her she was working at el pollo loco... and she hooked me up... and told me to call her... i never did because i lost the number i feel so awful. iwant her back so bad i know shes in peace and i know the tears wont bring her back.. but ill alwaaayyyyysssss and forever remember you.. i love and miss you so much! i can go on forever and ever about u but im going to leave it at that! ill cherish all of our special moments! and all the positive things u told me the last i talked to u... i love u! and to her family please be strong. please.. thank u to chanel's mom for blessing me and many others with a friend like her! shes irreplaceable!!!
much luv. mel
ashley bee

Hesperia, CA

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#24
Oct 22, 2009
 
this is chanels cousin....were all in grief and i would really appreciate it if you guys wouldnt say things like she was goin to fast or sumthin like that...she was out for a good reason....she was a good person...respect us as her family and write nice things or dont write anything...
CHANELS BESTFREND

Chino Hills, CA

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#25
Apr 27, 2010
 
I am Chanel Brittney Lees. Bestfriend. My name is Amber. I still havent accepted my bestfriends death at all. and its almost been a year. We were suppose to graduate togeather. And turn 18 togeather my birthdays may 4th and hers is the 13th. Things havent been the same without her.. I talk to her little sister and family somtimes and their doing fine. I try to be there for her little sister. as much as i can.. I was reading alot of people comments and some should be ashamed of what they said trying to leave their staistics. Yeah she was 17. But she did everything on her own without her parents. So i dont blame her for doing what she wanted to do. I was with chanel everyday. And i mean EVERYDAY. we went to school togeather. i met her in 7th grade. me finding friends like her has been a hard. She was a great friend and is truely irreplaceable. Alot of people dont see eye to eye as me and her did towards other people out here who claim to be a honest mortal. latley it seems like hell without her, in my social life. thats was really the only friend i had other than accociates. i miss chanel very much. and i think about her everyday. which kills me still and i dont think i will ever get over it. im devistaed still .. and i dont want to accept it at all. I WANT MY BESTFRIEND back. I LOVE YOU CHANEL AND MISS YOU AND THINK ABOUT YOU ALL THE TIME.. MY LOVE MY BESTFRIEND!
Your best friend,
Amber Ashley.
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Compton, CA

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#26
Nov 17, 2010
 
love u cuzzo i miss u so much i wish we coud have met we will one day
her sister

Glendale, CA

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#27
Dec 27, 2010
 
too bad she waznt evn speedin u fckin dumb azzes so shut ur fckin mouths n quit makin judgements wen u dnt evn know wat happnd y dnt u go bag on sumbody else n quit leavin dumb azz fckin comments bout m sister wh passed away y dnt u give prayers 2 our hurt famiy instead of leavin mean azz comments that arent evn true
her sister

Glendale, CA

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#28
Dec 27, 2010
 
Private wrote:
Was she even supposed to be out at 3:55 am?
i dont think that is n e of your business to begin with so shut up
her sister

Glendale, CA

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Dec 27, 2010
 
WHY wrote:
A 17 year old is not legally allowed to be driving at 4AM, WHERE AND WHAT WERE HER PARENTS DOING?
first of all itz nun of your business she wasnt your daughter so shut da fck up n u shul be ashamed for postin sumthin like that y dnt give prayers 2 me and my famiy instead of leavin mean azz comment u dumb azz
her sister

Glendale, CA

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Dec 27, 2010
 
Surfing2009 wrote:
Was she even suppose to be out at 3 in the morning? Were are her parents
dont worry bout it shut da fck up n mind your own business
her sister

Glendale, CA

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#32
Dec 27, 2010
 
carmela wrote:
Wake up parents! you don't let a seventeen girl be out at that hour. isn't there curfew?? Kids need to be told "No Way" are you going to be out at that hour! 3 in the morning.
we didnt evn no she left so shut da fck up u rude azz ppl have sum respect 4 ma family give out prayers or sumthin danm
her sister

Glendale, CA

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#33
Dec 27, 2010
 
Mom wrote:
Be a parent not a friend!! Tell no kids NO! So what if they're mad and sulk, at least they're alive and well!
shut da fck up btch u dnt no sht quit makin judgements wen u dnt no nuthin giv out pryers or sumthin 4 ma famiy we jus lost our frend sister n family
chassidy youngblood

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#34
Mar 27, 2011
 
I never could believe this so I am writing 2 years later wishing that this wasn't real. And its as real as it gets. She was a really good and close friend of mines I joined the Military and I was back and forth with her...About how to do the right thing...and I use to text her as much as I possibly could to let her know that I was still and will always be here for her... loosing her is like a piece of me died 2 years ago after her mother told me the news I didn't want to believe it so I google it...and it still hurts to this day because I never got to say goodbye or how sorry I was I left her she had told me and I got upset and we exchanged words and those were the last words I have ever heard from her. She worked so hard for that car and the one thing she wanted the most killed her. But for those who say where was her parents I know her mother was a very good women. But what chanel did was a accident that took her life and changed her familys forever. So when you write these comments be sympatheic to those who may have knew her as the true person she was. Yes we all know how important to learn from incidents like this but to judge is not our place. I hope she is in a better place where she can make others smile like she did here. She was very loved and just a free spirit one that no one could ever take from her. Even though it has been two years since this incident it feels like yesterday and I still hurt but I celebrate the life that she loved so much. And will continue to do so...take it as a lesson learned and I count my blessings. With all my heart I love you chanel and hope you are resting in peace. Hugs
chanels friend

Riverside, CA

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#35
May 10, 2011
 
friday may 13th would have been her 19th birthday...my heart still aches the same way it did when i found out you died<3 not a day goes by that i dont think of you. I still find myself crying at the thought of you no longer being here. My heart has an emptiness that can never be repaired. I still want to believe its not true but it is nearly two years later and im still heartbroken. I stil hear your laugh. I can picture you in heaven wearing bright colors like you used to on Earth. I can imagine your glowing smiling in amazement of how beautiful heaven is. I miss you more and more than youll ever know. Rest in peace friend. Ill see you oneday
Chino Hills mom

Santa Ana, CA

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#36
Apr 11, 2013
 
I knew Chanel and it has been 3 1/2 yrs. and my heart still aches when I think about how her life was short lived. She was a good kid. Everytime she saw me, she would walk up to me and give me a hug. She was a very respectful kid. Always had a smile on her face. She talked to me about her life long goals and dreams.... She was very ambitious. I just knew that she would grow up to be successful. When i heard of the news... I was heart broken. RIP beautiful baby girl... Miss you so very much.

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