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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Teen killed, 2 friends hurt during spring-break bike trip : (

A spring-break bicycle trip by three close friends turned tragic when a van veered across a rural stretch of highway in southern Illinois and struck them, killing one of the girls.

The three seniors from the University of ChicagoLab School had planned the trip for months, planning to bike 500 miles during the break.

They were riding along Shawneetown/New Haven Road, just north of Shawneetown, around 2 p.m. Wednesday when a minivan driven by an 86-year-old man crossed the center line and hit all three girls.

Faith Dremmer, 17, was killed, and Julia Baird, 18, and Kaia Tammen, 18, were injuured, according to the state police.



Anonymous said...

There needs to be mandatory skills retesting for driving when people get old. It's a privilege, not a right.

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