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    IL - Five teens, ages 14-17, killed by drunk driver, Oswego, 11 Feb 2007

    I was looking at other things online and came across this. I was so shocked about this tragedy. #1 a mother of 2 doing this #2 there was 9 people in that car? WoW
    I didn't see this posted anywhere on WS and thought I would post it.


    Sandra Vasquez Sentenced To 15 Years For DUI Crash That Killed Five Teens


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/0..._n_697639.html

    A judge has sentenced an Illinois woman to 15 years in prison for causing the deaths of five teens in a 2007 alcohol-related car crash.

    http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?sec...cal&id=7634127

    Aurora mom gets 15 years in fatal 2007 crash

    On February 11, 2007, 26-year-old Vasquez was driving eight teens crammed into a sedan home from a party when she lost control on Route 31 in Oswego and crashed into a pole. Teens Katherine Merkel, Tiffany Urso, Jessica Nutoni, Matthew Frank and James McGee were killed. Vasquez and the three surviving teenagers were seriously injured.

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    This is what the make/model of the vehicle looks like that had 9 people in it.

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...:0&tx=96&ty=75

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    HOw sad.

    I see that she has tried to commit suicide twice.

    She seems genuinely remorseful at least. It's sad all the way around. No one wins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mysterygirl View Post
    HOw sad.

    I see that she has tried to commit suicide twice.

    She seems genuinely remorseful at least. It's sad all the way around. No one wins.
    Oh my, that is sad. That car looks pretty roomy, but 9 people!

    She was driving them home from a party. It sounds like maybe they all crammed in there because they didn't have another ride. In hindsight, anything else would have been better.
    I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it left.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mysterygirl View Post
    HOw sad.

    I see that she has tried to commit suicide twice.

    She seems genuinely remorseful at least. It's sad all the way around. No one wins.
    She was an adult and one would presume she should have known better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuffy View Post
    Oh my, that is sad. That car looks pretty roomy, but 9 people!

    She was driving them home from a party. It sounds like maybe they all crammed in there because they didn't have another ride. In hindsight, anything else would have been better.
    I can't find it writen anywhere but I think it only holds 5 - so that is 4 over the capacity.

    I read also that Sandra was at a different party and one of the teens called her to come help them. - I'll look for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjenny View Post
    She was an adult and one would presume she should have known better.
    Absolutely.

    She is responsible.
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    http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?sec...ews&id=5183504

    April 4, 2007 (WLS) -- What really happened in the hours before five Oswego teenagers lost their lives in a horrible car crash? ABC 7's I-Team sat down with Oswego officials, who hope parents and teens can learn from the events leading up to the fatal crash.



    By reading this sounds like the teens rode this way before. Some rode in the trunk on way to party in a different car driven by someone else.

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    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2...i-tiffany-urso

    On the night of Feb. 11, 2007, Vasquez crashed her car into a light pole while traveling more than 70 miles per hour.


    So not only was she drunk but also speeding

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    http://www.ledgersentinel.com/article.asp?a=6486

    Drivers switched prior to crash

    Oswego Police officers testify in Feb. 11 crash


    Sandra Vasquez told Oswego police officers that she was not the original driver of a car involved in a fatal crash that killed five Oswego teens and injured four earlier this year

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    http://www.kathleencolton.com/subpage81.html

    The Sandra Vasquez Case A Comprehensive Account of the Trial

    by Tony Scott
    The Ledger-Sentinel
    6/24/2010

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    White Lion - When The Children Cry

    http://https://youtu.be/nLh5vbBLpxI
    Jason Michael Carroll's 'Alyssa Lies' **** Please help stop domestic violence****

    https://youtu.be/KtNYA4pAGjI
    Martina McBride's official music video for 'Concrete Angel'
    **** Madison Matters = miss you angel baby Love you so much!!!*******



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    That's very sad. 15 years means what - 5 or 6 in reality? Those poor families - all of them including hers.

    I remember doing stupid, unsafe things like that as a teen (driving with way too many kids in the car) and not thinking twice about it (we never had any accidents thankfully). It seems like this could have happened w/out her being drunk also. I was expecting to see her blood level to be 3x the limit or something. I was surprised it was only .12 - by that, I only mean usually in these accidents the driver is way over the legal limit. Regardless, she was still drunk and broke the law and needs to be punished. 15 years is only 3 years per kid though - in that respect it's not a lot of time to serve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrownRice View Post
    That's very sad. 15 years means what - 5 or 6 in reality? Those poor families - all of them including hers.

    I remember doing stupid, unsafe things like that as a teen (driving with way too many kids in the car) and not thinking twice about it (we never had any accidents thankfully). It seems like this could have happened w/out her being drunk also. I was expecting to see her blood level to be 3x the limit or something. I was surprised it was only .12 - by that, I only mean usually in these accidents the driver is way over the legal limit. Regardless, she was still drunk and broke the law and needs to be punished. 15 years is only 3 years per kid though - in that respect it's not a lot of time to serve.
    She wasn't a teen. 26 years old is not a teen. She is an adult woman, and one would think should have known better. And it sure looks like she is going to have a lot of time to think about her behavior.
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    I was hoping she'd get a longer sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjenny View Post
    She wasn't a teen. 26 years old is not a teen. She is an adult woman, and one would think should have known better. And it sure looks like she is going to have a lot of time to think about her behavior.
    Yes, I did read she was an adult. I was referencing the teenage passengers. And she is certainly going to have some time to think about her behavior - a couple of years for each life she took.



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