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    Woman Killed after gas pump explodes


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    This was horrific. My heart goes out to this 18 yr old young lady. RIP Whitney.

    snipped from the article that Laura provided in post #1:

    "Witnesses told The Gazette newspaper the pump caught fire after hit was hit by a pickup that had in turn been struck by an SUV. Police said the incident was under investigation.

    The woman was pumping gas when the fire erupted, and she was trapped between the pump and a minivan, witnesses said.

    "She was standing there screaming 'Help me! Help me! I'm going to die,"' Greg Alderman told The Gazette.
    Last edited by JBean; 03-18-2009 at 09:04 PM. Reason: removed text copyright infringement
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    OMG! That's one of my worst fears, I try never to drive close to one of those trucks. I can't believe the driver who caused it got away with only bruises. They need to charge her with manslaughter at least!
    Hopefully the 18-year-old's death was quick and she didn't suffer long. How horrifying!
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    That is the most horrific thing!

    And her screaming for help....OMG, heartwrenching!

    Was the minivan hers? who was the passenger in the mini-van? how was she trapped? did the truck push her into the minivan and she was pinned? I have so many questions.

    God Bless her family, such a tragedy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovejac View Post

    God Bless her family, such a tragedy!
    That bears repeating.
    This is the year to locate Mark Dribin http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ht=Mark+Dribin NamUs MP#876 and Ilene Misheloff http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...lene+Misheloff NamUs MP#6410 and bring them home to their families!

    Parents watch your children. Free-range parenting leads to more child victims.

    Cruelty to humans begins with cruelty to animals.

    I believe in closure, not forgiveness. I'm also unapologetically judgemental.

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    Say what you mean, mean what you say, but don't say it mean.
    We are all just trying to make sense of an unimaginable crime.

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    Look at her, so young and beautiful, sounds like she was a sweet girl!

    She was pinned in, that's why she couldn't escape!

    http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/41464857.html

    Whitney Hendrickson died Tuesday in a fire at a gas station, after being pinned between a gas pump, and her minivan. A memorial of flowers, cards and letters has begun to grow at the site.

    Whitney's father tells 11 news that his daughter was a prize, that she had an incredible love of life and that she was very good to her father. He also described his daughter as magical and life didn't weigh heavily on her and that she was simply infectious
    There is also a video.
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    What a horrific story! It would be the most painful way to go, imo. RIP Whitney. Bless her heart and her family.

    This situation happened here recently, but no one was killed in the incident. However, same situation as far as a wreck crashing into the pumps etc. Maybe they need to place cement barriers along the street curbs to prevent cars from careening into the pumps.
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    I heard about this on the news,so sad and such a beautiful young lady. Prayers for her family and friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adnoid View Post
    I can't imagine how awful it would be to burn to death.
    You and me both. I personally can't imagine a worse way to go. My prayers for the family.
    I do not intend to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death!


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    I'm sorry about posting too much of the article JBean I got carried away, I'll do my best to remember not to do that.


    The woman that was cited for the wreck only got a citation for a misdemeanor and it had me hoppin mad. How can such a lovely child be killed in such a horrific way and it's a misdemeanor?

    Prayers for Whitney's family, they are going to need them to get through this.
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    This story is sooooo incredibly sad....
    it breaks my heart!
    I sat there for the longest time
    after you were gone....
    thinking about all things we said.....
    and all the things we didn't say...
    I wonder if you misunderstood,
    cause I'm no good when it comes to talking....
    And I'm sorry,I didn't know the words.......
    to make you stay.

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    OMG that picture is horrible. (The one of the minivan in flames from the FoxNews link)

    That is SO sad My thoughts and prayers really go out to her family. How tragic.

    Rest in peace Whitney.

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    Horrible nightmare. OMG what she had to go through. And the people who heard her and tried to help her but couldn't. They will never be able to forget her cries for help. Her poor loved ones will keep thinking of the way she died. I pray that they can be comforted somehow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    I'm sorry about posting too much of the article JBean I got carried away, I'll do my best to remember not to do that.


    The woman that was cited for the wreck only got a citation for a misdemeanor and it had me hoppin mad. How can such a lovely child be killed in such a horrific way and it's a misdemeanor?

    Prayers for Whitney's family, they are going to need them to get through this.
    Although it is tragic, I don't think the woman should be charged with a felony. Why ruin two lives because of an accident?
    Snipped from the chicagotribune link:
    Lt. David Whitlock said a more serious charge, such as vehicular homicide, would require police to show that McKay demonstrated a "wanton or a willful disregard" for people or property. He said police couldn't make that case.
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