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Continued: April 9: GM recall reopens wounds for family of a teen killed in crash

  • Article by: CURT BROWN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: September 24, 2014 - 8:13 PM

Her stepdad sighed and said, “We’ve had these nagging questions, and we knew what happened but not why it happened. Somebody really messed up, but we don’t know who all did it.”

Meeting with other victims’ families in Washington was comforting.

“We’re part of a club you wouldn’t wish on anyone,” Jayne said. “But’s it’s actually beautiful to meet people going through what we’ve been through and to become close as new friends.”

Now she only hopes Phillips, the driver that night, will learn how good that support feels.


Curt Brown • 612-673-4767


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