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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

8 years ago today...

My best Friend Rebeca (Becky or Booty) was killed. 2 months earlier we had just graduated high school, a month earlier her dad committed suicide, and she was 10 days from turning 18.
She was having a hard time with the loss of her father so her mom headed up to Long Beach to finish up the arrangements for her dad and Becky was going to meet her up there. But she decided to go on a date (With her moms co-worker) and then head up. Well her date decided to take her to a drag race. This was Becky's first and last drag race. Right before the race a 3rd person in the vehicle said she was not feeling well so she got out of the car and someone else was going to take her home. 5 minutes later he lost control of the vehicle, it hit a tree, split in half and burst into flames.
Since her mom was out of town, her mom called me saying she thinks Becky may have been in an accident because she recognized the car that was in an accident. So I was calling around, then at 18 years old I her from the medical examiners office that in fact it was Becky. Right before the ME gave me the news her mom found out. It was then I was to call all of our friends to let them know what Happened. Very rough for me..still is as I am sure you can tell. I never have believed in drag racing so I could not believe my best friend was in one. I had a lot of anger at first and I was trying to be strong for our friends that I had to call and tell. I miss her dearly

RIP Rebeca
9/3/84-8/25/02

3 comments:

  1. Oh what a tragic story Ashleigh. My thoughts are with you today and her family.

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  2. I'm so sorry Ashleigh. I can't even imagine what you or her family have been through. I'm sending thoughts and prayers to you, her family, and her friends.

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  3. Wow, I am so sorry for your loss. What a time in your young life to endure. I am glad that you are able to share about it and hopefully it will cause someone else to think twice about being involved in drag racing. My older son was in to that and had an accident that he was fortunate enough to walk away from. I am so sorry your friend wasn't able to. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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