Saturday, April 19, 2014

Arlington Teen Killed After Falling From SUV



I always hate it when young people die after doing something that is risky or just down right stupid. Early Saturday morning, 17-year-old Lelys Leyva-Monreal was riding with friends in an SUV when she fell out of a window and was hit by another vehicle. Please don't think I am judging Lelys', because it is only through the grace of God that I survived my own reckless teenage years. Sadly, as adults too many of us quickly forget some of the bad choices we made while growing up. Fortunately, most of us had the chance to mature before our own lives were lost to crazy behavior. According to police, this tragic accident occurred at 2:45 AM and most likely alcohol or drug use played a role in what happened. Now Lelys Leyva-Monreal's family is left to pickup the pieces and try to make sense out of something that should never have happened. While teenagers believe life is tough, it is nowhere close to the stress, worry and concern suffered by parents when their most prized possession is out of sight. Early this morning, thousands of DFW parents awoke to find that their child made it home safe after a Friday night out on the town. Sadly, Lelys Leyva-Monreal's were not so fortunate.

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