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Marlins emotional win bolstered by Gordon lead off home run. Dee Gordon and the Miami Marlins wore their emotions on the sleeves of their No. 16 jerseys. Jose Fernandez would have loved it. Gordon homered leading off the first inning for the Marlins, who totaled 14 hits and mixed cheers with the tears of the past two days by beating the New York Mets 7-3 on Monday night in their first game since Fernandez died in a boating accident.

"We were hitting balls underwater pretty much," slugger Giancarlo Stanton said. "Our eyes were full of water. " Adam Conley pitched three scoreless innings subbing for Fernandez, who had been scheduled to make his final start of the year. Justin Bour went 3 for 3 and Gordon had four hits, including one that will go down in Marlins lore. Paying tribute to their charismatic ace, the left-handed-hitting Gordon stepped to the plate as a righty leading off the first. The improbable clout brought tears, even from Gordon. "It seemed like it took forever," he said. "Pure emotion," Stanton said. A.J. Shock, questions after deaths of 5 teenagers in Newport crash - latimes.

Irvine High School classmates Shadi Masoud, left, Aram Yaco and Kelly Dunkle… (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles…) In a city with a grim history of high-profile car wrecks, even veteran police and firefighters seemed stunned by the death toll on Jamboree Road. They called the Memorial Day wreck in Newport Beach the single worst solo-car crash in memory. They groped, and failed, to come up with a worse one. The violent collision, just down the road from Fashion Island and the Newport Beach police station, killed five teenagers from neighboring Irvine, scattering debris and bodies across the pavement. Police say the 17-year-old driver, Abdulrahman M. Abdulrahman and all his passengers were killed. The car was so fragmented that firefighters initially believed two vehicles had been involved. One of the car's occupants was thrown partway out of the car, while the four others were hurled out completely, police said.

On Tuesday, friends and schoolmates of the victims visited the scene of the crash. Texting Teen Driver Convicted of Homicide: Car Accidents Caught on Tape. Amanda's Story. MAIBInvReport25 2015. New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski on partying, "deflate-gate" and Brady chemistry. New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski is a powerhouse in the game, but his practice on the field isn't the only thing that makes Gronk so good.

Partying, he says, has made him a better player. "It makes you get that itch to go back out. You go out and get refreshed, and it just makes you want to go back out on that practice field and keep going hard," Gronkowski said Friday on "CBS This Morning. " In his new book "It's Good to be Gronk," Gronkowski reflects on his love of football, extreme dancing and "party rocking. " "When you get that itch, when you're working for like 20 days in a row, you're out on the practice field just grinding, you want to go out once and a while," he said. But it's not all fun and games for his others on his team. Quarterback Tom Brady is still battling last year's "deflate-gate" scandal.

Gronkowski shared his own thoughts on how NFL commissioner Roger Goodell should handle the issue. "I think he should just get the four games wiped out, baby. @SummerBreak 4. The Last Text - ATT It Can Wait. Kayla "2 Drunk 2 Care" "I love Twitter," Kayla Mendoza wrote. "I feel like I can say whatever the hell I want. " This declarative statement, written on March 24 of last year, remains the most concrete description of the relatively unknown Mendoza, who tweeted "2 drunk 2 care" last Saturday before allegedly causing a horrific accident that killed two young women.

Despite its brevity, this affirmation encompasses how Mendoza lived her 20 years: extemporaneously saying whatever she thinks -- and making it public for all to see, regardless of consequences. See also: Alleged Killer Kayla Mendoza Tweets "2 Drunk 2 Care" Before Causing Horrific Accident In a pure distillation of how readily members of this new generation publicize intimate details of their life, Mendoza dispatched thousands of tweets chronicling a string of mundane jobs, failed relationships, squabbles with parents, boredom, and, most prominently, drug abuse. See also: Kayla Mendoza's Mistake Doesn't Mean Marijuana Shouldn't Be Legalized So bored. "2 Drunk 2 Care" Kayla Mendoza.

The young woman who tweeted "2 Drunk 2 Care" just minutes before a deadly head-on collision that killed two on the Sawgrass Expressway was sentenced to 24 years in prison Monday. (Published Monday, May 4, 2015) The young Florida woman who tweeted "2 Drunk 2 Care" just minutes before a deadly head-on collision that killed two on the Sawgrass Expressway was sentenced to 24 years in prison Monday. Kayla Mendoza pleaded guilty in February to two charges of DUI manslaughter in the November 2013 deaths of Kaitlyn Ferrante and her best friend Marisa Catronio, both 21 at the time. She had been facing a maximum of 30 years in prison. Before she was sentenced, a tearful Mendoza read a letter in court to ask for forgiveness. Kayla Mendoza is sentenced to 24 years in prison in the fatal crash that killed Kaitlyn Ferrante and Marrissa Cotronio. "I know that I have made mistakes and the outcome is so much more than I could ever imagine," she said.

Mendoza also spoke about Ferrante and Catronio.

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"Caught On Tape" ABC News. Hannah. Teen Records Fatal Drunk Driving Crash As It Happens Video. Breaking, World, US & Local News - nydailynews.com. Charges: Teen defied pleas, ran red light, killed dad and child - StarTribune.com. A teen driver profanely rebuffed the pleas of a passenger to stop texting, and as screams of “red light! Red light!” Echoed in the pickup truck, she struck a van in Sherburne County and killed the other driver and his 10-year-old daughter, according to prosecutors. Once authorities had exposed as a lie the initial explanation that her boyfriend had been driving, Carlee R. Bollig, 17, of Little Falls, Minn., was charged last week in District Court with two counts each of criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular operation, texting and driving, and driving without a valid license.

Killed in the July 21 crash were the van’s driver, Charles P. Maurer, 54, of Becker, and his daughter Cassy. The crash occurred about 8 p.m. at Hwy. 10 and County Road 11 between Becker and Big Lake. “It is an illusion to believe that texting while driving is not dangerous behavior,” State Patrol Lt. Three people in Bollig’s pickup, all friends from Little Falls, also were injured but survived: Deven M. Florida Driver Live-Streams While Claiming to Be Drunk. A Periscope viewer helped a Florida police department identify and arrest an allegedly drunken-driver who was livestreaming from her car. Whitney Beall, 23, of Lakeland, Florida, can be heard repeatedly saying she was drunk while slurring her words from behind the wheel of what appears to be a moving vehicle.

"I'm driving home drunk," she can be heard saying on the video. By using Periscope, the live-streaming video service that allows app users to tune into anyone's live video based on location, other Periscope users were able to watch her driving Oct. 10 and were able to type in comments. One viewer urged her to stop driving before she hurt herself, the Lakeland Police Department posted on its Facebook page. Multiple Periscope viewers called 911 to report the incident, the police said, but part of the problem was that the viewers could not report her location because she never stated it clearly in the video. She did not respond to ABC News' requests for comment.

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TeenDeath. Teen Drivers: Get the Facts | Motor Vehicle Safety | CDC Injury Center. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens.1 Fortunately, teen motor vehicle crashes are preventable, and proven strategies can improve the safety of young drivers on the road. How big is the problem? In 2011, about 2,650 teens in the United States aged 16–19 were killed and almost 292,000 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor-vehicle crashes.1 That means that seven teens ages 16 to 19 died every day from motor vehicle injuries. Young people ages 15-24 represent only 14% of the U.S. population. However, they account for 30% ($19 billion) of the total costs of motor vehicle injuries among males and 28% ($7 billion) of the total costs of motor vehicle injuries among females.3 Top of Page Who is most at risk? The risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16- to 19-year-olds than among any other age group.

Among teen drivers, those at especially high risk for motor vehicle crashes are: What factors put teen drivers at risk? Seat Belts More. SteerSmart. LiveJounal - Megan D.