You can form your own story about what happened if you choose. The reality is that Emma called someone to pick her up at her friends house, the person came and there was another car behind the person who picked her up that saw every single detail. As an infrequent visitor to that area, it seems like that street is a main vein, not sure if you're familiar with it, but it could most definitely use lights & a sidewalk!
It is obvious that picking someone up in the street is a very bad idea, in that area especially. I don't know how people put up with that street anyways, having no lights & no sidewalk! Doesn't the town feel that's important??? How many more accidents are they waiting for? View Comment
She was not walking the streets, she was crossing the street to get in the car that was picking her up from a friends house. I'm sure the person that chose to pull over on the opposite side of the road is utterly devastated, as well as the driver who may have been blinded by the lights of that car facing his direction. I don't think that she planned on getting hit by a car when she crossed the road to catch her ride that night so she probably didn't choose the color of her outfit based on that. View Comment
Doesn't sound likely...it's 9:00...the night is just beginning and you call to get a ride home...pretty sure you're not going to go home that early if you're in a bad condition and your parents are present & strict(which they are btw). The more plausible scenario is that your just not feel'in it, your ready to go home and you call for a ride to be rescued from your predicament. But in any case, the other driver behind her ride home saw everything so hopefully the authorities can get their facts together and report them. View Comment
If that's the case, that there was a party with no parents present , then that's a good thing that she called someone to pick her up to take her home. It was 9:00 pm not 2:00 in the morning! View Comment
What we don't know is information about the driver...how fast was he driving? Was he texting? Was he busy looking at the car that had pulled over on the other side to pick up Emma? How was he distracted? Did he just not see her? As sensationalized as people are trying to make it ie. party, kids drinking etc. That really has nothing to do with it, after 6 hrs. of school & 3 hrs of dance class, dinner, shower & primping time, that really doesn't leave enough time to get turnt up and then leave a friends house just after 9:00. What it boils down to is a very sad, unfortunate case of someone crossing the street at the same time that someone else is not paying full attention. There were also actually 2 cars; the one picking up Emma pulled over and then the one pulled up behind that car, waiting to pass and unfortunately for that poor soul, witnessed the entire tragedy. God bless all the families involved-so tragic View Comment
Exactly! It would just be great if they could report the WHOLE story, but they are leaving out all the details or are not privy to them per RPD. There were PLENTY of witnesses and it's not like the truth is not evident, it's just that it is not being reported. View Comment
What is the additional information released? I'm curious as to why this person's identity is being so safely guarded? Just because they stopped at the scene and were cooperative with police is not heroic nor unusual, any decent human being would follow those steps. Emma was waiting outside for a ride home from her friend's house and was attempting to get in the car to go home at 9:30 at night, there were other teens there and cars as well. How come this driver is not being held accountable immediately such as would be the case in every other instance? This is a case of vehicular homicide, not a wait and see situation. RIP dear Emma View Comment