UPDATED: 5 kids injured in high speed rollover on Valley View, 1Life Flighted with life-threatening injuries

Five juveniles injured when Ford Explorer rolled on Valley View, St. George, Utah, June 23, 2014 | Photo by and courtesy of Ally Lund, St. George News

UPDATED June 24 8:35 a.m. with additional particulars released by St. George Police Department.

ST. GEORGE – Five juveniles, four boys and one girl, traveling in a Ford Explorer southbound on Valley View Drive Monday just before 10:07 p.m. Monday suffered serious injuries when the driver lost control of the vehicle and it rolled.

Five juveniles injured when Ford Explorer rolled on Valley View, St. George, Utah, June 23, 2014 | Photo by and courtesy of Kenzii Lynn, St. George News
Five juveniles injured when Ford Explorer rolled on Valley View, St. George, Utah, June 23, 2014 | Photo by and courtesy of Kenzii Lynn, St. George News

All were initially transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, St. George Police Capt. Mike Giles said, and the female driver, who suffered serious and possibly life-threatening injuries including severe head injuries was then flown by Life Flight to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas.

The other four juveniles were being treated at Dixie Regional for various injuries, broken bones, but none that were expected to be life threatening, Giles said.

The vehicle was driven by a 15-year-old female, the police statement released Tuesday said, with the four male passengers’ ages ranging from 15-18 years.

The driver was driving at excessive speed and lost control of the Ford Explorer just before 670 North, Giles said. The vehicle slid sideways, started to roll and hit a chainlink fence coming to rest perpendicular across the sidewalk by a power box.

Ally Lund was at home on what she described as just a peaceful night watching Netflix when the accident happened in front of her house.

“I was just sitting in my living room watching tv when I heard to most horrible, loud screeching scraping noise,” Lund said in an email to St. George News. “I looked out the window and saw the car sliding to a halt on it’s top in my neighbors yard across valley view. I ran out the front door to call 911, and all I could hear were hysterical screams coming from the vehicle. A Dozen or more witnesses were hurrying to the scene to try to pull the ppl from the vehicle, which is an older green ford explorer.

One of the boys was ejected and the girl was trapped in the vehicle requiring her to be extricated, St. George Police reported Tuesday. The other three boys were able to get out of the vehicle.

Investigators found indications that occupants in the vehicle had been drinking, Giles said, although who among them and whether or not the driver was one of those drinking remains to be determined.

St. George Police accident reconstruction team’s investigation and evaluations are ongoing and speed measurement calculations are being made.

Both speed and alcohol are believed to be contributing factors in the accident, according to the statement released by police Tuesday.

By Tuesday at 8:31 a.m., two of the juveniles have been cited for minor consuming alcohol. Further charges are pending as the accident remains under investigation.

No other vehicles appear to have been involved in the accident.

Police were yet in the process of contacting parents of the juveniles in the early morning hours Tuesday. Particularities, including where they are from, are not available as this report is published and updated Tuesday morning.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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100 Comments

  • A CONCERNED PERSON June 24, 2014 at 2:25 am

    People need to understand that in motor vehicle accidents you don’t just run up and start pulling people out of the vehicle. They can have neck and head injuries and you can seriously injure them. The main thing if you are trained is to hold the head. Its called C-Spine precautions look it up so at least you have an idea of what not to do and what to do. But pulling people out of vehicles even if they look fine unless you are trained is not a good idea unless its absolutely necessary to save a life I.e. if the car started on fire.

    • D June 24, 2014 at 6:34 am

      she didn’t look fine and was still pulled out, now she suffers a crack skull and a broken back, praying she pulls thru love u …!
      Ed. ellipsis.

      • Lakers0881 June 24, 2014 at 8:58 am

        Now she suffers a cracked skull…. are you saying the person that pulled her out cracked her skull. I get what your saying, but it’s unfortunate that reckless behaviors, put that person in that position. I do hope this is a learning experience for many without long term consequences.

      • little Brother June 24, 2014 at 10:31 pm

        That’s my sister actually, I sat by her in the emergency room and all I could think about is what I would do with out her. She has a broken pelvis, broken wrist, cracked skull etc. She hasn’t moved or every once and a while twitch which is the best feeling in the world. I just love her so much I pray for you I love you rylee.

    • Austin June 24, 2014 at 4:09 pm

      A concerned person.
      you need to understand that you are a complete moron that is jumping the gun way to fast with your irrelevant conclusions.

      where does it say they were pulled from the car? other then the female driver?

      and SSFREEZE your another dumb …

      matter of fact, most of you are stupid.

      one person says they were pulled from the car, and almost all of you ignore the facts and jump to conclusions based off a bad assumption. following blindly.

      then you have to have an argument over the definition of juveniles. are you serious?

      Don’t forget that you were kids at one point as well and have done very similar if not identical things, maybe not not to the extent of a roll over.

      get over yourselves and realize how much these kid’s lives are going to be affected by our … court system( even though they did not DIRECTLY harm anyone else)
      they do deserve some form of punishment, but i can guarantee they do not deserve all that is coming there way.

      oopppss! I said … publicly, better excommunicate me now.

      I cant believe some of these comments, no wonder why the only thing kids have to do is get drunk/ high and party.
      the old folk and police have taken away all the fun of being a kid! seriously! they cant do ….
      Ed. ellipses

    • weston July 3, 2014 at 7:10 pm

      I knew Rylee as a friend and I wish the best for her family and I realy am sorry Rest in peace Rylee

  • SSfreeze June 24, 2014 at 4:20 am

    Excommunicate them all!

    • k June 24, 2014 at 9:47 am

      Wow, that was a very unnecessary comment, that has nothing to do with this accident.

  • Debbie Nadeau June 24, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Oh my, seriously bad idea to pull them from the vehicle. Hoping they all will be ok. Prayers going out. 🙁

    • Laurie Zarkou June 24, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      You are a … moron for saying something as callous as that !!
      Ed. ellipsis

  • EL JEFE June 24, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Yeah, don’t pull them from the vehicle…..nevermind that they had been drinking and were all underage to begin with. Aahhh….summertime.

  • REALLY? June 24, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Surprised you title this article using the term “kids.” If they are old enough to have a driver’s license and operate a vehicle on public streets, I don’t think “kids” applies anymore. If they were drinking, perhaps a better term to describe them would be “idiots.” Even if they weren’t drinking, the rate of speed the driver was going would certainly imply she is an “idiot.”

    • EL JEFE June 24, 2014 at 11:06 am

      Since when are 15 year olds allowed to get a drivers license in Utah?

    • guysmiley June 24, 2014 at 11:23 am

      Under Utah law, a person under the age of 18 is a juvenile, therefore, the use of “kids” in the title and article is appropriate.

      • Christine June 24, 2014 at 12:03 pm

        Yeah, but misleading – I expected the article to be about a family that lost control and injured their little ones – 15 year olds are allowed driving permits, although that doesn’t necessarily mean she had one – but there was an 18 year old in the car, so it could possibly be OK. Drinking, though, is a whole nother ball game….

    • Anon June 25, 2014 at 12:35 am

      Once again I am adding this comment:

      Yet, I think they are all certainly paying the price for their actions. They really don’t need any outside judgements from other people. They’re probably still reeling from the very real life or death consequences of their own actions. When you make a mistake that big, one that has larger consequences then you ever could have predicted… Thats a lot to deal with. Perhaps we should not add even more insults to injury. I think they probably got the message LOUD AND CLEAR!

    • b July 1, 2014 at 7:31 am

      I vet you feel real nice considering the fact she’s dead now. You don’t know if she was drinking. So you need to calm down. And just cause she was driving doesn’t make her the one to blame no one knows why she was going as fast as she was that shouldn’t matter either they were all hurt… And she’s dead instead of calling her and idiot maybe show a little bit of concern you d…*.
      *Ed. ellipses

    • weston July 3, 2014 at 7:16 pm

      don’t you ever let me see you call her an idiot you seriously need to watch it and if It keeps up things will happen she Is my friend and you don’t know how fast they were going you can roll at 5 mph you are a complete retard

  • REALLY? June 24, 2014 at 10:09 am

    After reading the Spectrum article, it appears that the driver was NOT of age to drive. So, that makes her AND her parents “idiots.”

    • Fro June 24, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      Parents are “idiots”? If you have a child and they make a wrong choice. That makes you and “idiot” as well. Just for the record this is my niece and kids do make wrong choices. She will have to live with her choice. If everybody made the right choices the world would be perfect. And we wouldn’t have “idiots” jumping to conclusions when they don’t have the facts.

      • liz June 24, 2014 at 10:10 pm

        Fro, How is your niece now? Some of us are concerned.

    • Rack June 24, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      Hey if you don’t have anything better to do than make yourself out to be a … get a life. I think some people just should keep there mouths shut and get a life. The families are going though enough. With out reading dump … like this
      Ed. ellipsis

    • Rack June 25, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      I woneed if you have kid. I feel it takes a a..* to say that.
      *Ed. elipses

  • LOL'd June 24, 2014 at 10:17 am

    I’m so glad all of you are expert paramedics. What would we do without you?!

  • Jon R. Cocktoasten June 24, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    As I read the article I noted that the female driver had to extricated… Does that not mean that emergency crews removed her from the vehicle after cutting, bending, removing parts, etc? This would indicate to me that she was removed by expert paramedics and firefighters. Just sayin.

  • Jon R. Cocktoasten June 24, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    By the way Joyce, great article and the use of “kids” is appropriate!

  • Mikki June 24, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    “One of the boys was ejected and the girl was trapped in the vehicle requiring her to be extricated, St. George Police reported Tuesday. The other three boys were able to get out of the vehicle.”

    It sounds to me like the three boys who got out of the vehicle, did so of their own accord. One was trapped and had to be extricated by emergency responders, and another was ejected. It doesn’t say anything in the article about anyone pulling the kids out. You all are just so eager to jump to conclusions and point the finger at someone trying to find fault.

    • ladybugavenger June 24, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      “A Dozen or more witnesses were hurrying to the scene to try to pull the ppl from the vehicle, which is an older green ford explorer.”

      • Anon June 25, 2014 at 12:21 am

        That doesn’t make it a fact. That sentence was a part of an e-mail that a witness sent in. Read the article. Ally Lund wrote it. Not the police, not the author of this article. It was a witness’s account of what she saw happening. And has been proven above NO ONE was pulled out of the car in an unsafe manner.

  • F.N Crazy June 24, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    I was at the scene right before the last kid was taken in the ambulance. I heard from one of the witnesses/first people on scene that they were thrown from the car the girl included. The one i saw was a good 35-45 feet from car. One i heard had something stuck in his head (like a big piece of glass or a rock) he was trying to pull out. Praying for the kids and their families especially the girl and hers!!!!

  • Mean momma June 24, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    All of these kids are potheads as well, and some are constantly in trouble with the law. They need to be given drug tests and hopefully learn their lessons and grow up. I hope they all recover fully, I feel for their families. It may sound harsh, but these are the facts.

    • EL JEFE June 24, 2014 at 1:54 pm

      And just how do you know they are “potheads” MEAN MOMMA??
      Any of them yours?

    • LOL'd June 24, 2014 at 2:33 pm

      Yeah really, teens do idiotic things and it’s a good thing that they didn’t kill someone else with their reckless adventure. Hopefully they will all clean up their act after this experience although it sounds as if it may be too late for the driver which is tragic…

    • Vodka Joe June 24, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      Sounds to me like they were misusing alcohol, not “Pot”. If they were just using “pot” this wouldn’t have happened.

    • Stupidpeople June 24, 2014 at 11:04 pm

      We prefer the term cannabis enthusiast’s XD

      drunk driver’s kill people, high driver’s miss there exit’s.

      The harder you squeeze a handful of sand the more that slips through.
      MEANMOMMA, I would love to know the TRUTH about your past and the relationship with your kids :,)

      • Not true. June 25, 2014 at 10:28 am

        No, pot smokers react slowly. When you are driving, do you really want to have impaired reaction time? You might miss that curve instead of that exit. Don’t act like it is safe to drive while on pot.

        • Very true June 25, 2014 at 3:47 pm

          your opinion’s about marijuana is irrelevant, its becoming legal whether you like it or not.

          • Sweet Jude June 26, 2014 at 12:15 pm

            Marijuana has clouded your judgment and distorted reality for you, sir. I hate to say this, but these effects have such a damaging effect on the brain, and most of it is irreversible. Legal or not, it’s your choice whether to do more damage.

          • Not true. June 26, 2014 at 12:37 pm

            To Very True…you don’t know my opinions on legalizing pot. You might want to stop thinking everything revolves around your own issue. My comment was about driving under the influence.

    • Anon June 25, 2014 at 12:33 am

      I wrote this below and I’ll write is again.

      I think they are all certainly paying the price for their actions. They really don’t need any outside judgements from other people. They’re probably still reeling from the very real life or death consequences of their own actions. When you make a mistake that big, one that has larger consequences then you ever could have predicted… Thats a lot to deal with. Perhaps we should not add even more insults to injury. I think they probably got the message LOUD AND CLEAR!

    • d June 25, 2014 at 6:17 am

      ya and im sure your children are angels have never done anything wrong including you and your spouse right. and I dare u to say any of their names since you seem to know everything about them, then we can sue your a–, so unless you live in a glass house I highly suggest you stop throwing rocks, For some stupid a– reason I thought we were ALL GOD CHILDREN and only HE COULD JUDGE, my bad, Shame on you, and the fact that you would call yourself a momma, MOTHER is more like it and the MOTHER part is only the first part of the word your smart figure it out.

    • Hannah June 27, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      Look “meanmomma” you have no idea what you are saying. You have no idea what your talking about but guess what these gifts from god could die. Yes these kids have made mistakes but they have also made good choices. Why … you would sit and say bad things about children is beyond me your a mother for … sakes are you not?! What if your kid was driving and in this accident. You make good points but no one deserves to die especially young and lost children that could be found and could get help. They deserve help don’t they? They don’t deserve to die and for a mother to say that shows how much of a mother you really are!
      Ed. ellipses.

    • your a … June 29, 2014 at 11:38 pm

      Mean momma you should try and keep to yourself as well as most these ppl now is time for support and if your not gunna offer it shut your … mouth potheads huh hmm how do u know that is sounds like an assumption they your kids ? Yeah I though so look up statistics on “medical marijuana” it has many more benefits then downfalls otherwise it wouldn’t be a medicinal item dipshit can you get medical alcohol yea probably not its still legal and kills thousands and thousands of people marijuana helps thousands so keep bagging on more shit you don’t even have a clue about obviously this isn’t the 50s lady … changed since then read about it it would do you a world of good
      Ed. ellipses.

  • youngmom June 24, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Doesn’t matter what they were doing, they’re still kids. Kids don’t make the best decisions. Ya know, the whole brain development thing? This is sad. I don’t understand why so many people are just here to talk shit. It’s kind of pathetic. I’m sure all of you were just perfect when you were teens, right?

    • Mike June 24, 2014 at 4:04 pm

      Kids do stupid stuff…part of trying to growup. Some comments here must be from people who emerged from the womb at 50 years old.

    • Mean momma June 24, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      Oh come on YOUNGMOM! Please don’t blame their actions on “brain development”! Yes kids do stupid things, but kids also should know the difference between right and wrong, not many kids do things this stupid and criminal… Can you imagine if your theory were true? We’d all be in big trouble! Please stop making excuses for them and take it for what it is!

      • Stupidpeople June 24, 2014 at 10:54 pm

        “not many kids do things this stupid and criminal” obviously you have an EXTREMELY sheltered life.
        I envy your ignorance. I wish I still had those views of the world.

        but you can not revert back after you have been exposed to the real world.

        only in St. George have I seen people so naive.

      • Anon June 25, 2014 at 12:32 am

        Yet, I think they are all certainly paying the price for their actions. They really don’t need any outside judgements from other people. They’re probably still reeling from the very real life or death consequences of their own actions. When you make a mistake that big, one that has larger consequences then you ever could have predicted… Thats a lot to deal with. Perhaps we should not add even more insults to injury. I think they probably got the message LOUD AND CLEAR!

      • Rack June 25, 2014 at 1:29 pm

        Hey mean what ever you need to get a life and pray. Because it’s sounds like your an angel. Not!!!!!!

  • Mean momma June 24, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Nope none of them are mine… I’m a mean momma, not tryin too be my kids best friend, which is why mine are completely opposite of these kids. However, I am an acquaintance of a couple of these kids parents and I know about this group of kids. A good mom knows what kindof kids to keep her kids away from! It’s called being a caring parent. Again, I am sad this happened, but they apparently not only were drinking, …* Doesn’t surprise me at all. Like I said, hope they learn their lesson. Just the facts!
    Ed. ellipsis: …*

    • Straight June 28, 2014 at 12:27 am

      Mean momma… Your an idiot. Stay off the web or at least refrain from posting your venom for the world to see what a horrible, heartless, naive person you are. Remember your post on this site when one of your children veers off the path you are so certain you have paved for them. It’s not a matter of “if” but “when”. I pray for you so that The Lord will grant you more compassion for others and help you guard your tongue.

  • Nicole June 24, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    These teens will learn from this. I know tgree of them very well. All wich have had seriuos issues in there life. Thankfully no one else was hurt. Please dont judge orhers ybless you have walked in theyre shoes. I pray for all of them and there familys. Specially …:( love those kids no wgat happened.

  • Nicole June 24, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    These teens will learn from this. I know tgree of them very well. All wich have had seriuos issues in there life. Thankfully no one else was hurt. Please dont judge orhers unless you have walked in theyre shoes. I pray for all of them and there familys. Specially …:( love those kids no matter what happened.
    Ed. ellipsis

  • dj spinz June 24, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    I see a lot of people posting about the tragic car accident last night on valley view. A lot of people are saying they wish there was something to do that they wish they could help…. well u can by sharing this status… I am doing a dance party for teens on July 12th at the dance factory to raise money for the kids involved. The money raised and donated Will go towards all medical bills etc. The music will start at 9. The entry fee will 10$ plus any donations. Please help US spread the word. Your share and no nation will do so much. Thank you.

  • Toby June 24, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Women drivers. Why would anyone pull them out. You may injure them more leave in the car. You may ask what if it catches fire?, I’ve always found it best to wait for the parents.

  • Rack June 24, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Hey . The kids the families their friends, really don’t need to see you stupid comments, They are going through enough, so why don’t you really get a life, Find someone who really cares what you have to complain about. By the way do you have kids?

    • stancie June 24, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      Amen. Thank you

    • Don't read this. June 25, 2014 at 10:25 am

      If they “don’t need to see you (sp) stupid comments,” then don’t read them. This is a controversial accident. Underage teens drinking and driving. If they (or you) don’t like it,,,hit that little “X” on the top of your computer page.

      • Mean momma June 25, 2014 at 8:18 pm

        Believe me DONT READ THIS… it is much more controversial than you know.

      • Rack June 26, 2014 at 4:37 pm

        Well how about you keep your little fingers off the keys and put your self in the familys frame of mind. Sh__ it happens.

  • alexis June 24, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    this people in that car accident are my friends. you people may or may not know them but i do and they are really good people that are just going thro a hard time. people that are commenting on here that are say they should die your a horrable person they are my friends and no i do not want to lose them they do not deserve to die they are already going thro alot now. they are already hurt enough. my prayers are with you i hope you pull through.

    • stancie June 24, 2014 at 9:07 pm

      Thank you for your comment. These kids do need family friends n preys this can happen to anyone family.. one boy is my family

    • Reading comprehension June 25, 2014 at 10:59 am

      Reading not your forte? No one here said they should die. Someone made a tongue-in-cheek remark that we would die without the fine “paramedic” expertise of some of people who commented. If all this hurts your feelings, go sit with them at the hospital and stop reading the comments.

  • stancie June 24, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    I want to start of by saying Dj spinz thank you so much for helping these families… coming from a cousin of the 16 yr old that was ejected from the vehicle negativity at this time is a waist of your breath. ya some thing bad happened n I know n have seen the damage that is done. I’m greatful n thank God that my cousin is alive. He is lucky to b alive…. all of these families need many prayers n support at this time. Honestly it could happen to anyone at any time.. please keep these kids in your prayers… if you want to say bad negative stuff.. keep it to your self

  • Real Life June 24, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Sad. But doing 80 up Valley View? Sorry, but sympathy is not there. I am just glad they didn’t hit anyone else, and thank God the property they hit had a fence.

  • Brian June 25, 2014 at 4:21 am

    Austin – reread the article…
    “A Dozen or more witnesses were hurrying to the scene to try to pull the ppl from the vehicle, which is an older green ford explorer.”

    Yeah….

  • koch June 25, 2014 at 6:59 am

    For anyone who’s child was involved my heart goes out to you. My child was involved. Poor choice…yes! But as she fights for her life please try and keep ur negative thoughts to urself. And instead please keep them all in ur prayers.

  • Watch Your Kids June 25, 2014 at 9:06 am

    The 18 year old is one screwed up piece of poo. He is a drug dealer and is violent with his family, especially his younger sister. He has court scheduled for charges involving marijuana and heroin. As the oldest in the vehicle, he should have been the most aware. What kind of “friends” would let a 15 year old girl drive? The whole situation is messed up. I’m sure there was more than just alcohol involved in order for this to be as disastrous an accident as it was. I’m glad to hear someone is doing some fund raising to help the families pay for the medical bills. I hope the girl survives and gets the best protection and love as she can from her family and community. I hope the juvenile boys are okay and learn their lesson from this awful incident. Partying isn’t the best way to spend your youth. I hope the 18 year old goes to prison. At the very least, his parents should kick his sorry butt out of the house and make him pay for his own medical bills.

    • kat June 28, 2014 at 3:27 am

      hey! that 18 year old is my friend. He learned his lesson the first time ! He is a good kid, he had no idea alcohol was invovled !, He did NOT know she was 15 nor did he know she had drank earlier that day. stop judging a book by its cover or believing everything you hear. The only thing that should be said in this situation should involve sympathy ! that girl is a really good friend of mine ! Hope you know she has passed on and is a new addition to the afterlife. STOP THE …* TALKING, AND BLAMING ! .. be respectful! my …*… Hate to tell you NO ONE is perfect ! thats the problem with you …* mormons you dont give two …* unless they are indeed “Mormon”
      Ed. ellipses …*

      • WATCH YOUR KIDS July 1, 2014 at 9:30 am

        Kat, take a hard look at your friend. He’s a disaster to be around. On 1/23/13 he was charged with distribution of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. On 2/7/14 he was charged with possession of heroin, witness tampering, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, obstruction of justice, and possession of tobacco. On 4/1/14 he was charged with two counts assault. He has apparently not learning from his first mistake because he’s made three since he turned 18!!! Take a look at the public court records and you will see he is an unsavory kind of fella who needs to be locked up. I’m sorry about your other friends’ injuries and death. From what I know about those kids, it really is a shame they got involved with this adult. By the way, I’m not Christian, much less LDS.

  • Sister June 25, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Some of you people are just straight rude & ignorant. You are so concerned about the alcohol involved or the age that my sister was driving at but what you should really be worrying about their well-being. Yes, she is 15, and it was a stupid decision for her to drive but im not worried about that. She has 2 cracked ribs, a broken wrist, a broken pelvis, which the doctors believe caused the internal bleeding and two cracks in her skull. One of the others, Bradley, had to have his spleen and liver taken out and has a broken neck. The others all had broken necks as well. Rylee, my sister had it the worst dude to her head injuries. Pray for them.

  • Panda June 25, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    You can take out a spleen but you can’t take out a liver unless you do a transplant. The liver is essential in order to live.

  • Sister June 25, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    My bad, he had a chunk taken out of his liver in the accident and had to do surgery.

  • Mean momma June 25, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    I understand what you cannibus enthusiasts are saying about pot not being the cause of the accident, however, that was not what I was implying at all. I simply meant that if they are drinking and smoking pot, it is a big possibility that they may be doing other more harmful drugs, and that is why they need to be tested. From what WATCH YOUR KIDS said it sounds like my theory may be justified.
    I see my comments about keeping my kids away from these kids was a hard pill to swallow for some people. However, I will not take back anything I have said. St. George news edited out a part of one of my comments about the accident, because it has not been confirmed yet, but once it’s out, if it gets out, a lot of you will be thinking twice about these kids judgement and realize the seriousness of their actions.
    I wish no ill will on any of these kids and continue to wish them a quick recovery. Especially Rylee G. Hopefully her family will keep her away from the trouble makers after this and realize that friends don’t let friends drive drunk or under age!

  • A friend . June 26, 2014 at 1:14 am

    All of you guys could say all the things you want. But , right now. Everyone in Vegas is praying right now for this girl . All of you guys are concerned about how idiotic she was being . I understand. Many of you are thinking ” Just another stupid teenager “. What you guys should know is that this 15-Year old girl is fighting for her life. Hundreds of her friends & family & ME are praying for this girls life. She’s in this position that we are not sure whether she is going to survive or not . You guys can continue arguing over what happened with the car. Or you guys could care more about what is going to happen to this girl. I can assure you she is no Idiot. She’s young. She will do this . So what? What you should worry about is her life . I honestly thought more people would care more about her well being than how stupid she was being . Wow. It gives me a taste that is horrible. All we can do now is pray . & I hope all of you read this a pray with Vegas . Pray for her and her family. Her family needs her and she needs her family .

  • Sister June 26, 2014 at 1:21 am

    ‘Mean Momma’ my sister is 15. She smokes to ease her pain. What she does is absolutely none of your buisness and you need to mind your own. You said you dont want your kids around them but I guarantee when they get somewhat older they will be doing the exact same thing. Dont be so quick to assume things because you are so wrong.

    • Mean momma June 26, 2014 at 8:01 am

      Speaking of assuming… You assume my kids are little. I have kids older than her and they certainly do not do the samething as her, and you know why? Because my kids know how to handle their pain in a healthy way. Doing drugs and drinking is the absolute worst way to deal with or handle pain. I don’t really care what she does, but you better believe it becomes my business, when your sister chooses to get into a vehicle, possibly while having done things to ease her pain and chooses to use that vehicle in a reckless manner. You better believe it’s my business then! They are so lucky they did not involve any innocent people in this accident! Please stop making ignorant remarks and go worry about getting your sister better, not just now physically, but for the long term….. Mentally and emotionally!

      • Rack June 26, 2014 at 4:54 pm

        Good thing you really don’t know all the things your kids have done.So if you did I think you would pray for them. Think long and hard . Then look in the mirror. You must be a Jude because your so good at it.

      • Straight June 28, 2014 at 12:35 am

        You are totally unbelievable.

        • Sweet Jude June 28, 2014 at 5:02 pm

          Straight, seriously? So you and these so called “supportive” family members come on here so you can look for ways to get hurt? That’s like jumping off a cliff. Would you jump off a cliff if someone told you to?

          To add to your comment, no it’s not a blame game. It’s called responsibility. Neither you, the victim, or the family members of the victim have no clue of what personal responsibility entails: It means watch out for your own life. You are an incredibly ignorant individual just like this family, most likely because you have severed the connections between brain cells. You bring God into the picture now, and ask for prayers..seriously? I’m sorry to say, but it may be too late for this young lady. Prayers don’t save us from our foolish errors, dimwit. God gave you a brain, and it was meant to be used.

    • EL JEFE June 26, 2014 at 9:31 am

      SISTER…so you actually admit that your sister smokes pot “to ease her pain”? How can it not be others business (especially your parents) if she is going to drink and smoke pot and then get behind the wheel of a vehicle and drive……all at the age of 15??? SERIOUSLY?????? Do you NOT think that she put other people (BESIDES the passengers) at risk??? I really hope you are the little sister, because by your reasoning, you express irrational thinking. Sorry for what happened to your sister, and I really do hope and pray that she pulls through this tragedy. It is really hard to mind my own business when there are people such as your sister running around driving while impaired…..without a drivers license. She was being a menace to the public till the accident.

    • Sweet Jude June 26, 2014 at 12:27 pm

      So damning are the consequences now. You should’ve intervened to save your sister. Not from the accident, but from the dumb choices she was making before this horrific accident. Don’t even think about saying, I didn’t see this coming.. You were likely never warning her. By the way, true family members and friends who really care about their loved ones will never condone or support their habits. They warn. And they take a stand. Did you every do this? Apparently not, the more you speak, the more obvious it becomes that there is some serious negligence involved. You not only excuse her from her choices and their consequences (alcohol is and always has been proven to be deadly by the way, even moreso than drugs), but seem to cover it all up as if no cloud of smoke even existed. That is what is comprises the word “ignorant.”

      • Straight June 28, 2014 at 12:39 am

        Sweet Jude????? Seriously??? You callous jerk! You are speaking to a grieving family member and still playing the blame game? It doesn’t matter anymore…. Just offer your prayers.

        • Sweet Jude June 28, 2014 at 5:11 pm

          It doesn’t matter who you are, or how you are feeling right now, dimwit. The fact is – you are completely irresponsible, and therefore, have a price to pay.

  • LilMama June 26, 2014 at 1:28 am

    My prayers are with the families, and those who are able to be there to help them. Drive safely as you are caring for these children, make sure you get rest and help as needed, and try to keep yourselves healthy so you can help them heal.

  • LOL'd June 26, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    I blame the parents

  • Family friend June 26, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Ok first off. Reading this article just says that the passengers were in possession of alcohol. Who’s to say that the driver was being the DD. Doesn’t say she was under the influence does it? It’s all speculation in everyone’s part. I know the girls aunt and uncle and I also know that this family has been threw a lot and doesn’t deserve to have this happen. Much less the negative comments. I was a teen I did stupid things. And I’m sure my children will do stupid things too. I could sit here and say they won’t but they will. For the sake of the girls siblings try not to be rude and inconsiderate. They are obviously seeing these. Shame on you all for the negativity. To her family I’m praying for her and all of you guys. Hope she pulls through. Love ya guys much!!

  • Janice June 26, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    What a bunch of mean, unforgiving, spiteful people some of you are! It is easy to let the mean spirit out when you are hiding behind a screen. I am praying for all of YOU as well as these poor kids.

  • Loa June 27, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Moat of the folks who have posted on here are downright ignorant. Regardless of the the possibilities surrounding the situation, these kids are someone’s babies. What if it was your baby? There is no compassion for others here. Shame on you people! Just wait, you will have similar struggles with tour children, an accident may not be involved, but your kids just may learn to cope using substances. And, when that time comes, I might night be right there to say it, so I will now, “I told you so!” I hope you DO NOT go to church on Sunday and talk about how loving and compassionate you are. All I am seeing is Judgement.

    • Sweet Jude June 28, 2014 at 5:09 pm

      Then it will be your fault, Loa. There you have it. You just dug yourself in a hole. Most of the people have commented on personal responsibility. But you get offended like the lame family members who just keep peeking in on all the conversations. Why? You likely have a ton of mental issues. No one is judging anyone. That’s a faulty and very shallow perception. And anyone who can’t learn a simple lesson from this can most assuredly pay a HEFTY price. Yes, consequences are real!

      And you used the key word in your comment above: “children learn to cope with parental ignorance.” Extreme parenting leads to severe consequences.

  • alexis June 27, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    most of you are just plain out rude i hope your all happy cause the driver is dead. you guys are rude

  • Oakley Whelhimar June 28, 2014 at 2:47 am

    Please let us know if these little convicts lives then let us know where they live so we can stay away from them.

  • Bo June 28, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    87 comments over a traffic accident! Are you kidding me?
    This reminds me of the “JERRY”, “JERRY”, “JERRY” show.

  • zaya June 28, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    First off i knew the driver wll, stop hating on her,
    She made a bad mistake so does everyone thats why I live in california.now.. to many people taking away things.

  • 1stLady June 29, 2014 at 7:55 am

    That poor little girl past away! And mean mom who gaf if they smoked weed that doesnt make someone a bad person!! I am a mother as well and I am not my sons friend I am a parent! But I am not a judgement twerp like you only god can judge!! So get off you misrable high horse your kids are far from perfect I am sure ypur so board with your life your bashing other hurt people. Your kids have gotta have problems with a mother like you duces

  • Friend January 11, 2015 at 2:00 am

    Rest in Paradise Rylee <3

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