Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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CHP identifies teen crash victims

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A makeshift memorial is growing on Pleasants Valley Road in Vacaville, following the death of two Vacaville teens, after a vehicle crash Saturday night. (Amy Maginnis-Honey/Daily Republic)

VACAVILLE — A makeshift memorial continued to grow  in memory of two Vacaville teens who died Saturday night after a pickup truck veered off Pleasants Valley Road and flipped several times.

Christie Brinsley, 16, died at the hospital after the crash. A red wooden cross bearing her name stands among scattered debris in a dirt field. A silver cross, with the name Gilbert, stands next to it for Gilberto Guzman, the 19-year-old driver who died at the scene.

Friends, family recall Vacaville crash victims at Tuesday night vigil.

About six vehicles were parked near the site Monday afternoon. One young woman, too distraught to talk, approached the cross for Brinsley and placed a scarf on it.

George Shimboff, a Vacaville High School senior, said he knew all who were in the truck. Three were transported to area hospitals. All five were ejected from the pickup. He said he had been to see some of those hospitalized.

“They were good people,” he said.

It was his first time visiting the site. He planned to return later to add to the makeshift memorial.

A group of three young people walked through the field. They said they also knew all these involved but were too emotional to talk.

At Vacaville High School, guidance counselors, youth service officers and additional psychologists were available for students who wanted to talk. Brinsley and one of the injured students both attended Vacaville High School. One went to Vanden High School, the other to Will C. Wood High School, Shimboff said.

“The counseling staff is equipped to help them through this,” said Ed Santopadre, Vacaville High School’s principal.

Some of the teachers were also using the services of the counseling staff, he said.

Santopadre said students were also telling the counselors who they thought might need to talk. He expected all the extra help to be on hand through the end of the week. He said some of the teen’s friends didn’t show up Monday and he wants them to have access to counselors.

Injured were 16-year-old Anthony Markham, 17-year-old Amber Shryack and 18-year-old Samantha King, all of Vacaville, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The CHP did not give the condition of the three survivors. But it previously reported that Shryack was taken by ambulance to Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center with a spinal fracture, right arm fracture, left ankle fracture and major abrasions; Markham to U.C. Davis Medical Center by CalSTAR helicopter with major head and internal injuries; and King was taken by CHP helicopter to NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield with a fractured spine, ruptured spleen and collapsed lung.

The crash happened at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Witnesses said the pickup had been traveling at a high speed and lost control at the curve south of Chester and Pleasant Hills Ranch Road, according to the CHP.

None of the occupants had seat belts on. The CHP reported that alcohol intoxication could have been a contributing factor to the crash, but will make no determination until toxicology reports are finished.

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Amy Maginnis-Honey and Barry Eberling

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  • CD BrooksApril 08, 2014 - 6:40 am

    Not wearing seat belts turned this into a senseless tragedy. It might have been an entirely different story. Keep sending that message.

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  • JazzAzzApril 08, 2014 - 7:13 am

    Gee CD, do you think that the consumption of alcohol contributed to them forgetting how to put on their seat belts??

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  • CD BrooksApril 08, 2014 - 7:27 am

    JazzAzz, c'mon I am not foolish enough to believe kids won't drink. But hooking up the seat belt should be an automatic reflex that takes place regardless of ones level of impairment.

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  • JazzAzzApril 08, 2014 - 7:44 am

    I didn't drink, illegally (Legally on military bases overseas mainly, before I was 21), but more mature militarily :-). But during my high school years, I was too busy squeezing my MAIN squeeze :-).

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  • JBDragonApril 09, 2014 - 1:30 pm

    I'm so used to having a seatbelt on, I feel strange without it. Even if I was drunk, just force of habit I would have put it on. I think it's more like not looking like a dork in front of all your friends. So they left them off. If I was there, I could care less and be wearing it. Kids think nothing is ever going to happen to them. Let this be yet another teaching moment, Wear Your Seat Belt!!! They do work and save lives. It didn't have to end like this.

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  • lucyApril 08, 2014 - 9:12 am

    god bless theyre families and friends

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  • Tears for GilbertApril 08, 2014 - 9:26 am

    ‘Gilbert cut off two cars skidding out of the parking lot today!’ ‘Yea, that’s just Gilbert driving too fast.’ ‘Gilbert ran a car off the road passing over the double line today!’ ‘Yea, that’s just Gilbert driving too fast.’ ‘Gilbert did eighty-five on Gibson Canyon passing on a blind curve today!’ ‘Yea, that’s just Gilbert driving too fast.’ ‘Gilbert’s dead, and he killed and injured others driving today.’ ‘Oh no.’ Those who knew the way Gilbert drove, know that Saturday marked the end of an accident which started years ago. Through our actions and by our example, we did nothing to stop this. These lives and injuries could reach out to save people from the next accident caused by the way Gilbert’s circle of people drive. Or not. There are local tracks to wring out our cars without endangering the world speeding down public roads. Honor the message borne by these lives and injuries; see their faces at every turn, drive to save lives; not take them.

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  • AnthonyApril 08, 2014 - 4:25 pm

    I know who these kids are they died to young I can't be there for their families But I can say that my thoughts are with Them and to all my friends

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  • David alcarazApril 09, 2014 - 7:11 am

    I lost a good friend 11years ago on similar situation. It still bothers me til today and to read stories like this is even more disturbing. I have kids of my own now and I didn't have my parents guidance but to let my kids out only would happen if I can trust them and who they go with. Kids only do dum things if something is going wrong at home. I use to hang out with only people that had the same or similar issues at home or in their lives. My respects to the brothers and sister left behind with this tragedy. Parents hang in there ... No one wishes death on no one.. much love and respects. ..

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  • Daily DriverApril 09, 2014 - 10:07 pm

    My daughter attends VHS and I am very proud of her "two-step entry" into any vehicle. Step 1. Butt in seat Step 2. Belt is on. It is very tragic to hear about their y&r lives lost. Maybe it's time to re-think Drivers Ed. in our school's. I was fortunate to have the last year course at Armijo. Thank you Mr. Baptiste!

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