Classmates mourn teen killed in crash

first_imgA Skyview High School student died from her injuries Tuesday after a Monday evening crash near Ridgefield.Kaitlin Miller, 17, was the passenger in a red 1999 Mercury Cougar that failed to stop at the intersection of Northeast 199th Street and 29th Avenue. The Mercury was southbound on 29th around 7:10 p.m. Monday when it went through the stop sign and was struck in the passenger’s side by an eastbound 2006 Volvo XC90, an SUV.The news shook the high school community, which held a vigil Tuesday night with prayers and flowers. A song dedicated to the teen was uploaded on YouTube.Firefighters with Clark County Fire & Rescue arrived to the crash site Monday evening to find both vehicles heavily damaged and Miller pinned in the car. A Life Flight helicopter was put on standby and later dismissed when the first ambulance arrived. Using the Jaws of Life, firefighters cut off the roof of the car and freed Miller.Monday night, Battalion Chief Tim Dawdy said Miller was in critical condition. The driver of the Mercury, Grace Chandler, 17, who will be entering her senior year at Skyview, was reportedly in serious condition.The driver of the Volvo, Geralyn Jaskey, 53, and her two passengers, Julia Ballo, 14, and Hanna Ballo, 16, all from Brush Prairie, were evaluated for injuries.last_img


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