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"In The Blink of An Eye"
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On May 9, 2002, five young teen girls left the Las Vegas High School during the noon break and drove to a nearby Burger King for lunch. On their return, 16 year old Ashley Troester lost control of her car and slammed into a power pole, splitting the car in two. The crash killed Ashley and a passenger, 17 year old Natasha Keeter, and seriously injured 3 other girls in the car - Kiley Quinn, 15, Aleisa Valdez, 15, and 16 year old Ashley Biersach (who lost a leg because of the crash).

Police later determined the car was speeding and that Ashley did not have a license. None of the girls were wearing a seatbelt. The Las Vegas high School decided to ban students from leaving campus during school hours.

Nearly three year later, Ashley's father, 42 year old David Troester took his own life. Friends told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he had never recovered from the death of his daughter, and always felt he was to blame for buying his daugher the car.

Please read follow-up on injured passenger

Sources -
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department source
Las Vegas Review Journal Articles #1  #2  #3