Posted On: June 5, 2008 by Kirk Bernard

Lacey car crash leaves teen girl dead

An 18-year-old girl who was slated to graduate from high school in one week, died in a Lacey car crash over the weekend. According to police, she was driving drunk.

Mason County Sheriff's Deputies say they think the teen was speeding and had been drinking early Saturday morning when she lost control of her Suzuki Sidekick and crashed into a tree.

The girls’ family members do not know whether or not there was alcohol involved in the crash, all they know is that their daughter/granddaughter is gone – a week before graduating from North Thurston High School.

Fellow students say the teen’s death has made them appreciate life, and her family says if she was drinking they hope her mistake will teach others.

"If they are partying or drinking, call home, because your parents will always come and get them… no matter where," said her grandmother

And they say parents can learn from this too.

"When they walk out the door, always hug them," she said.

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