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Published: Sunday, July 14 2013 5:58 p.m. MDT

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Aggielove
Cache county, USA

Someone out there needs to come forward and admit to this. Not fair to the family.

mhilton
Lancaster, CA

It seems that lately I've read several articles about young people ages 14-15 being involved in fatal situations in the rural areas of Utah. Unfortunately, it also seems that alcohol has been involved with those accidents. It makes me wonder if things are really all that much better in Utah or if that's just the perception that is portrayed by residents there. Maybe it's time there is a reality check that "all is not well in Zion."

Dante
Salt Lake City, UT

Thanks for wondering MHilton, but there's no need: things in "Zion's" rural Utah have a long way to go to be as troubled as "Babylon's" urban California.

suzyk#1
Mount Pleasant, UT

The first question that came to me was what are these teens doing out past curfew, drinking, etc? Where are their parents? What happened to personal values? It seems to me many of these teenagers are careless out of control and don't think of consequences. Thank goodness there are some who value their own health and lives and obey the law.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

@Dante
Salt Lake City, UT

Utah have a long way to go to be as troubled as "Babylon's" urban California.
8:09 a.m. July 15, 2013

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California has 14 times the population of Utah.
So --
Babylonian speaking,
California should be seeing drunk teenagers running over each other every 3 weeks.

PookyBear84010
KAYSVILLE, UT

When it happens in rural Utah, it makes statewide news. When it happens in California, not so much.

Kelliebelle66
West Jordan, UT

Come on mhilton! We in Zion do not sit up here in our tower thinking we have no problems. We get that we are not immune. Who are you to tell us? Is it a little bit of schadenfreude you're feeling pointing out to us that we have problems too. Instead of sitting in judgement wouldn't it be better to have a little charity and compassion in your heart that a boy is dead and a family and community are grieving? We don't know what happened yet or if there was any alcohol in this boy's system. Good people can fun afoul of people who hurt them. A few weeks ago a family who was boating lost some family members in a terrible accident. Instead of imparting compassion and concern, many people wanted to impart blame and criticism. You can guarantee the people involved in both situations are feeling like garbage and what good does it do to point out what they already know and what is obvious to everyone. We're smart enough to pick up on mistakes and things we need to do better ourselves.

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