Cell phone record of teen wreck victim sought

Evans High student, 17, killed in Monday accident

Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 10:38 PM
Last updated Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 10:20 AM
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Authorities plan to subpoena the phone records of the Evans High School teenager who died Monday after her SUV crashed into the back of an AT&T utility truck on Jimmy Dyess Parkway.

Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten said this morning they hope to determine whether or not the driver, 17-year-old Brooke Moye, was texting or talking on the phone at the time of the accident.

Authorities said Moye was traveling northbound on the parkway at about 3:15 p.m. in a Hyundai Santa Fe when she failed to stop at a red light at Belair Road. She struck the back of a truck and pushed it into another vehicle in front, according to Richmond County Sheriff's Maj. Richard Weaver.

 "From all indications, she never applied the brake," Weaver said.

Moye was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck.

 Tuten said they have submitted blood samples for a toxicology screen. The results could take weeks, he said. No witnesses saw Moye texting or using the phone at the time of the wreck, Weaver said.
"We just can't answer that right now," he said.

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mrslyrice
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mrslyrice 02/14/11 - 11:01 pm
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Christina and family I am

Christina and family I am sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter, she was friends with my daughter at school. You have our thoughts and prayers to your family. If you need any help with anything just let me know we are all here for you(your bus driver family). GODBLESS

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curly123053 02/14/11 - 11:02 pm
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Tragic.....praying for the

Tragic.....praying for the family and friends of the girl.

hdrider
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hdrider 02/15/11 - 01:10 am
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Do anti-lock brakes leave

Do anti-lock brakes leave road evidence?

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Riverman1 02/15/11 - 05:10 am
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Was the truck stopped in the

Was the truck stopped in the road?

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rmwhitley 02/15/11 - 05:57 am
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God Bless Ms. Moye's Soul.
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God Bless Ms. Moye's Soul.

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oldfella 02/15/11 - 05:59 am
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Very sad - my daughter knew

Very sad - my daughter knew her from school. That could be any of our children in the same boat, or any of us. I saw the accident on my way home. There was a bad accident a few days ago in almost the exact same spot, about the same time of day. We see more + more bad accidents every day here on the same roads over + over. My heart goes out to the girl's family.

hollywood8360
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hollywood8360 02/15/11 - 07:02 am
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I was on the opposite side

I was on the opposite side around 4:15p, by the look of what I saw, she never stopped, hit full force. I don't think a seatbelt would have made a difference in this case. Came back through on that side 3 hours later, there were NO skid marks. Not that it matters where it happened, but it was at Belair & Jimmy Dyes, 3 cars back from red light. Zaxby's is down the hill. I cried for whoever was in that vehicle. God Bless you sweetheart. Many prayers to the family, God Bless you all.

Aroundtown
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Aroundtown 02/15/11 - 06:40 am
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So very sorry for this young

So very sorry for this young lady's family...

ParentEducator
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ParentEducator 02/15/11 - 06:59 am
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I am very sorry to hear about

I am very sorry to hear about this tragic accident. My thoughts and prayers go out to the parents and her friends. My first reaction or question is what would make a young driver not even look up or brake? Cell phone? Hope not, but it seriously makes me consider going back to that limited text plan for my own kids.

mc66
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mc66 02/15/11 - 07:02 am
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Our hearts and prayers go out

Our hearts and prayers go out to Brooke's family and friends. My daughter and son also knew her from school. This is just so sad....

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lucky99mp 02/15/11 - 07:18 am
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My prayers for the Family &

My prayers for the Family & Friends. As a parent, this is a good time to remind our kids to be careful and slow down. And Richmond Co Sheriff's Capt. Scott Gay, check your GPS or Map. Jimmie Dyess adj Belair intersection.

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corgimom 02/15/11 - 07:42 am
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My sympathies to her family

My sympathies to her family and friends; this is every parent's worst nightmare.

"Authorities said the girl ran into the back of an AT&T truck near Zaxby's, at 4001 Harper Franklin Ave. just off Jimmy Dyess Parkway"

How about "Authorities said the girl's automobile ran into the back of an AT&T truck"

Otherwise it sounds as if she was out jogging.

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badboytoys 02/15/11 - 07:47 am
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Our hearts go out to the

Our hearts go out to the Family & Friends. I wonder if the little girl was texting that seems to be a big problem on the highway now days. I see it every day speeding and texting. If that were the cause the Police really need to buckle down on it. Just to much traffic to be taking your mind off your driving.I constantly have to lay down on my horn or my brakes because of it.Most Parents try to tell their Kids the dangers of talking & texting but it doesn't do much good we can't be with them all the time. I know because my 20 year old daughter is constantly doing it but I don't let up on her about the dangers. Police officers out there please buckle down and inforce this law before others have to die on our roads.

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gutdawg 02/15/11 - 08:16 am
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My heart and prayers got out

My heart and prayers got out to the family of the teenager. The wreck that I saw yesterday was a good half mile away from the Zaxby's on Jimmy Dyess towards Evans at the redlight at Belair. Riverman, this would explain why the truck was stopped in the road. Not good info from the Sheriff's report or interpreted wrong by the reporter.

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uniqueny46 02/15/11 - 08:33 am
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I pray for God's peace over

I pray for God's peace over this family. I pray for strength to get thru the days coming. I pray for the family to feel our Almighty Father's strong loving arms around them during this difficult time. It is a parent's worst nightmare & one that only our Abba Father can heal. Peace and Blessings to the family!!

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astanleymom 02/15/11 - 08:48 am
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First off, my prayers are

First off, my prayers are going out for this family. What a horrible tragedy! Secondly, the article states that the truck was stopped at a red light. "...crashed into the back of the truck, which was stopped at a red light."

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Iamrightyouarewrong 02/15/11 - 08:55 am
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I have a teenager at home who

I have a teenager at home who is learning to drive. There is NO texting on his phone. I pay the bill so I control what features he has. He complains but until HE gets a job and pays the bill on his own he will get what I allow. More parents need to actually BE parents and set the rules and not try to be liked by their kids. It worked for me with my strict parents. I loved them both dearly until the day they died because I knew all along that they loved me. Just as God gives us rules to live by as our Heavenly Father. I don't know if this girl was texting or not, and we may never know. My prayers to her family.

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storiesihaveread 02/15/11 - 09:16 am
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Prayers to the family at this

Prayers to the family at this time. I am hoping this is not an issue where she was texting.

dani
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dani 02/15/11 - 09:17 am
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Please..this is a human

Please..this is a human tragedy. Distractions are all around us.
Let's not second guess but show our sympathy for family and friends in their loss.

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LUV my GIRLS 02/15/11 - 09:23 am
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Todd, Chris & Ashley, I am so

Todd, Chris & Ashley,
I am so sorry for your loss. For a parent to go through this tragedy is unthinkable. I'm still in shock! My daughter was very close to Brooke and your family; the four of you have always been there for her and I in our times of need and comfort (and there were many times). God has asked her to come home; she is our Angel now and looking over her family and friends. I will miss seeing Brook walk through our door at home, but she will always be in our hearts forever. We will be here with you through your time of sorrow.

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Dixieman 02/15/11 - 09:44 am
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Prayers for her and

Prayers for her and family.
It does sound like she may have been texting/talking and distracted so did not apply brakes. The cellphone records will tell the tale.

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sugarbutton 02/15/11 - 10:00 am
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Whatever the circumstances of

Whatever the circumstances of the loss of a child doesn't make it anymore bearable. It's tragic in every sense of the word and I pray a reminder to parents and young drivers everywhere; please, be careful and always show and tell of your love for you family. God may need you sooner than we're ready to let you go. God love you Brooke and wrap his arms around your family and friends and give them comfort.

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Jane18 02/15/11 - 10:12 am
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While I am very sorry for

While I am very sorry for this young girl, please do not put this on GOD. This was an accident, by the fault of someone, but it was not GOD. I know that she is now in HIS presence, and I hope that is a consolation to her family and friends. I will most certainly be remembering her family in my prayers.

Cadence
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Cadence 02/15/11 - 11:22 am
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I hope that the ATT truck

I hope that the ATT truck driver is uninjured and can get beyond what was surely a horrible experience for him/her.

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blahblah25 02/15/11 - 05:15 pm
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My mom was that Att driver

My mom was that Att driver and thankfully she is okay. She was stopped at the right light at old belair on Jimmy Dyess with another ATT truck infront of her. They said at the sccene that she never braked and was going around 62 mph. So she was speeding and never stopped. Her car was halfway under the huge work truck. The impact pushed my moms truck 25 ft and the truck infront of her 20 ft. I feel absolutely horrible for her family, I could not imagine losing my child. Prayers need to go to her family and all those that know her!

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JM88 02/15/11 - 05:46 pm
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Agreed with Jane18. I know

Agreed with Jane18. I know everyone saying things to the effect of "God called her home," or "God needed her in heaven" has good intentions and is only trying to comfort the family, but it was not God's will for this girl to die. That is how the family may internalize these comments.

Brooke Moye died because we live in a fallen and imperfect world. It's why we need a savior in the first place.

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