Teen killed seconds after taking off seatbelt to take a selfie
Taking a selfie proved to be a deadly decision for a Houston teen girl who was killed in a car crash, according to her family.
Kailee Mills’ relatives revealed that she was in the car with three friends heading to a Halloween party in late October when she unbuckled her seatbelt to take a photo, news station KRIV reported.
Seconds later, the 16-year-old was killed in a rollover wreck, just blocks from her home.
“The car went off the road. She was ejected and she died instantly,” her dad, David Mills, told the news station. “All the other kids in the car they had their seat belts on and they all survived with very little injury.”
Authorities said they believe the driver was speeding and lost control of the car, news station KTRK reported.
Mills’ family said they are speaking out to promote seat belt safety. They started the Kailee Mills Foundation, which works to put decals on car windows to remind passengers to buckle up.
“Our daughter would be here today if she had been wearing her seatbelt,” the dad said.
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