Teen girl ‘refused to stop texting at wheel before crashing killing father and young daughter’
A defiant teenager ignored her friends’ pleas to stop
texting at the wheel moments before she ran a red light
and crashed, killing a father and his young daughter,
Carlee R. Bollig, 17, allegedly told her three passengers to
“f*** off” and that she “didn’t care if she crashed”
moments before the horror crash, the Star Tribune
The teenager, from Little Falls, Minnesota, was driving
without a licence when she went straight through an
intersection despite her passengers screams of “red light,
red light!”, charging documents reportedly show.
Authorities say she failed to brake when her pickup truck
slammed into the side of a minivan carrying Charles
Maurer, his two daughters and their friend.
where he died a short time later, the Star Tribune
Cassy, his 10-year-old daughter, was taken off life
support 10 days later after suffering severe head injuries,
according to a GoFundMe page set up to raise money for
his family and funeral .
Maurer’s oldest daughter and her friend, both 15, were
injured in the crash but survived.
Bollig’s passenger Caysi Jaronske, 17, reportedly told
police that friends had asked her to stop texting and
updating Facebook on at least “eight or nine occasions,”
the report says.
She allegedly refused and, following the crash, asked her
boyfriend Deven Garlock, 18, to say he was driving as he
was the only one with a valid driving licence.
car, later showed Bollig had been behind the wheel,
according to a search warrant obtained by the Tribune.
A small amount of synthetic marijuana and drug
paraphernalia was also reportedly found in the car.
The details came to light last week as Bollig was charged
with two counts each of criminal vehicular homicide and
criminal vehicular operation, texting and driving, and
driving without a valid license.