Teen killed on Highway 236
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Apr 13, 2011 | 5024 views | 8 8 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A 17-year-old girl from Boulder Creek was killed after her car ran off the road on Highway 236 Tuesday afternoon.

Kirsten Wetterhorn, a San Lorenzo Valley High School student, died after she lost control of the 1996 Toyota Camry she was driving at about 4:30 p.m. according to the California Highway Patrol. According to CHP, she swerved into the oncoming lane before swerving back across the road where she ran into a tree.

Authorities said it appeared that she was driving at least 60 miles per hour on the road. The speed limit on that section is 35 miles per hour.

There were no other passengers in the car and no one else was injured. The road was dry and clear at the time of the accident.

San Lorenzo Valley High School students mourned Wetterhorn’s death on Wednesday, April 13 at the school. To bring attention to April as Distracted Driving Month, CHP was scheduled to deliver an assembly titled IMPACT Teen Drivers at the school on Wednesday. Previously, the assembly was put on at Santa Cruz, Highlands and Harbor High School before it was to come to SLV. The assembly highlighted traffic collisions as the No. 1 cause killer of teenagers in America.

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anonymous
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July 12, 2011
That is my sister you asshole! If you want to say horrible things like that save it for your fb page and dont talk about my sister like that! Karma is coming for you!

Lynn Bower
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April 21, 2011
Her family and friends read this. While you're certainly entitled to your opinion...in this particular situation do you think you could tone it down just a tad. Many of us are still grieving.

From any perspective this is tragic. Try to find a way for your words to be helpful.
Hugh Jass
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April 20, 2011
OMG !!

Don't U h8 it when UR texting N the road curves!
davethedog
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April 20, 2011
Sorry, but I have no sympathy for idiots on the road. I drive exactly the speed limit, always. And there is always someone on my tail who thinks that getting to their destination is more important than me getting to mine. Leave a few minutes earlier if you need to be at your destination. She could have killed someone else.
E.R.
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April 14, 2011
She isn't the first one to be killed by that tree jumping out into the roadway.

Slow down, people. I'm tired of having to by flares every year for people hitting the bridge or falling into a culvert.

The speed limit is 35 for a reason. This is a tragic death that could have easily been prevented. PLEASE slow down!
Please drive safely
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April 14, 2011
Eyes, and mind on road. Focus!

Yeah, yeah..you know. Hey, us old farts just want our loved ones around. Please learn to call back when it is safe. A parent.
Chrisco
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April 14, 2011
first, it wasn't a camry. It was a solara and more important my heart and prayers go out to this family..RIP kirsten
Ferry's
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April 13, 2011
Heartbreaking. Our family's thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.


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