State Troopers Warn Parents of “Thrill Hill”

ThrillHill1State Troopers are getting the word out about a dangerous hill in the Tioga community.

ThrillHill2This was the scene January 27th when an SUV crashed, killing 2 teens.  Troopers say there were 7 teens in the SUV when the driver went airborne after crossing the hill.  Troopers are concerned because the hill is known among teens as “Thrill Hill”.

Grief counselors have been provided at the school.

Troopers emphasize this was not weather related.  None of the people in the car were buckled up, and the driver was 16 years old.  State police want to make sure parents are aware of these types of driving challenges which are often appealing to teens, but can be fatal.

KLAX ABC 31 News 2/4/14

19 Thoughts on “State Troopers Warn Parents of “Thrill Hill”

  1. Banana30 on February 9, 2014 at 11:45 pm said:

    I’m 31 and I personally remember this being called “Thrill Hill” when I was a teenager. Regardless, there’s no point in blaming the driver or anyone else. The kids in the vehicle are the only ones that know what happened so it’s nobody’s place to say what did or probably occurred. This is a horrible situation and a horrible loss for those involved. Instead of pointing the finger, just teach your children the importance of safe driving or try to establish some ground rules for them as new drivers. It’s our job as parents to make rules for our kids and enforce them.

  2. Marlin on February 9, 2014 at 9:27 pm said:

    I’m so sorry for those of you that has lost son’s, daughters, friends or relatives, may God comfort you as only He can do. The only wreck i was ever in was in 1996. A car pulled out in from of me & my son and a 5 year old boy and a 34 year old lady (driver) was killed. The LA State Police lied about every thing about us on their report but that didn’t change one thing about the law suits that were filed and won on the behalf of the 5 year old boy and the severely injured kids in the back seat. Just because they wear a badge does not mean they are honest, some or but not all. God bless each of you, my prayers are going up for you.

  3. Kayla Deville on February 9, 2014 at 2:36 am said:

    My boyfriend was one of the firefighters that worked the wreck. He also has grown up off of Rigolette Road, it has never been called that. Two families have lost someone dear to them reckless or not. Kids…not even halfway through high school. My boyfriend can vouche Christian was wearing a seatbelt.

    • sandy lavallie on February 10, 2014 at 6:41 pm said:

      thank u so much for speaking the truth . the morgue, emt’s , & funeral home all said my son christian gage had his seat belt on. christian gage was always completely against txtn/talkin while driving, always made sure me n his sis had our seat belts on and all eyes on the road. my son and his cousin were walkin back from subway n ball when they were offered a ride home… the rest depends on who u ask. unfortunately my son nor his friend lived to tell

  4. This has been going on for years. When I was a teen this was the very same rd that all my friends would ride down just to jump the hills. I hate that this is what it has come to in order for parents and police to realize how dangerous this rd is. I hope that this rd will be more patrolled now. I hate that this has happened, and as far as the 16 year old driver. He is going to have to live with this for the rest of his life. It was not his intention to kill anyone. All boys drive like this when they are young, and anyone of those kids could have been the driver. May god be with him, and all the families that are involved with this terrible accident.

  5. james gauthier on February 8, 2014 at 12:21 am said:

    How do y’all know if any of them was wearing a seat belt y’all wasn’t there nine times out of ten if a cop or EMT or fire fighter ask them if they was wearing a seat belt the will say yes but nine times out of ten if they was there would be marks plus if there was 7 ppl in the car there was not enough seat belts for everyone so the only ppl that would know that is the ones who was at the wreck and if the child had a seat belt mark or not

    • sandy lavallie on February 10, 2014 at 6:44 pm said:

      because my son christian that died had marks from the lap belt. all confirmed by the morgue, funeral hime & emt

  6. Courtney Buell on February 7, 2014 at 3:45 pm said:

    I think all of you are being to hard on that driver. He is 16 years old. No one is immune to accidents and all of us behaved carelessly as kids at one point in time. So, kids act stupid and some die every day of the year. It is awful and nobody likes it, but it happens. Maybe raising the age to where kids can’t have more than one or two other minors with them in the car should be passed. My state does that today and it has helped. And, most kids do not wear seat belts when they are not with adults. That is a fact, it has always been a fact, so stop looking for someone or something to blame. It was a horrible accident, period.

  7. Lady B on February 7, 2014 at 2:46 pm said:

    I think the legal driving age should be raised. Why was a 16 year old driving without a licensed adult? Why were seven people crammed in one vehicle? This falls back to lack of parental supervision.

  8. sandy lavallie on February 7, 2014 at 12:18 pm said:

    I lost my son christian gage lavallie in this accident. Im sick of you reporting that he did not have his seat belt on. He did!! Raising awareness is great but you should really report the truth.

    • KLAX TV, ABC 31 on February 7, 2014 at 12:19 pm said:

      We’re terribly sorry for your loss. We only report what we are told and this is the information we have been given by police and investigators. As a news organization, we do our best to put out the truth as we know it.

      • Why don’t you report on news that you have investigated and not rely on here say. What ever happened to news reporters that actually would go out and report on facts. But there’s no news out there you can trust anymore.

      • sandy lavallie on February 10, 2014 at 6:55 pm said:

        the morgue, emt, & funeral home confirmed that he had his lap belt on. i wont go into detail on here, but i think they kno what they are looking at. i understand reporting what info were given but are you going to correct this with as much exposure when i provide proof??? or will his nane contunue to be tarnished as jus another kid not caring about safety?

    • james gauthier on February 8, 2014 at 12:16 am said:

      How do u know he was wearing a seat belt was u there????

  9. Michael Wilson on February 7, 2014 at 12:10 pm said:

    I’m just a teenager myself I’m 19 nd I’ve never heard of it called thrill hill but it’s rediculous all the kids say tht the kid didn’t know better well I see it this way if he didn’t know better why did have the keys to tht vehicle nd I lost my friend Logan because of tht kid and kids keep tellin me tht everybody in the vehicle was tellin him to go faster nd I dnt believe that I knew Logan nd I know he had way more sense than that this whole thing is bullshit I lost my friend because of a little boy trying to show off

  10. Brandy Marshall on February 7, 2014 at 10:49 am said:

    I’m tired of them saying that no one was wearing a seatbelt, that is a lie.

  11. Kristen Fletcher on February 6, 2014 at 9:56 pm said:

    I lost my son Logan Ammons to this Hill. This is the first time I have heard it called Thrill Hill, but i do know, now it isnt the first time it has been jumped. Please warn your children about going fast and jumping hills. My son was’t driving but he was still there.

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