Two Florida teens are dead after being involved in a car accident caused by an angry ex-boyfriend. The tragedy is affecting those who knew the two teens - a girl and boy who had been dating up until the night of the fatal crash.
The lone survivor, a female cousin of the girl who was killed, had been driving the car in which the teen girl was a passenger. The cousin reported that the boy had threatened to crash into the car to stop his ex-girlfriend from leaving.
Earlier in the day, the boy and girl were reportedly fighting in the home where they lived together. The girl had been throwing the boy's possessions onto the lawn of their home when the cousin arrived to pick her up. The two of them drove to the cousin's home where the girl planned to stay after ending things with the boy.
Not long after, the boy began making angry phone calls to the cousin demanding that she return the girl back to their home. The girl's mother also asked her to return. When the girl decided to do so, her cousin insisted on driving her back.
While the two girls were driving, the boy called and threatened to hit their car if they didn't stop. True to his word, he came up suddenly beside them as they were driving and slammed his car into theirs. The two cars went spinning out of control.
The boy was killed after being thrown from his car; his vehicle flipped twice, eventually landing in a mobile home. Both the girl and her cousin were ejected from their vehicle after it flipped over. Both were rushed to the hospital; the girl did not survive the accident injuries.
The cousin remained in the hospital with several broken bones. But the car accident did not just cause physical injuries; it also emotional trauma that will likely take much longer to heal than broken bones.
Source: Naples News online, "Crash survivor: Teen threatened to cause wreck that killed girlfriend, himself," Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster and Tracy Miguel, 31 May 2011