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Samantha Loy, 18 Crash victim from Saturday night ID'd-2/9/09

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February 1, 2009 Questions on a fatality-2/10/09 Full Article
Mesa State Family, friends come together to remember Samantha Loy-2/12/09 Full Article
  Teen crash victim was well over adult limit
18-year-old’s blood-alcohol level was .195
-2/24/09
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  Investigation finds no wrongdoing by Fruita officers before fatal crash-2/25/09 Full Article
  Investigation stalls in Fruita DUI death-3/4/09 Full Article
  At college's remembrance, mother talks of grief, anger-3/28/09 Full Article
  Parents frustrated about accountability  for daughter's death-6/21/09 Full Article

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 Crash victim from Saturday night ID'd         Full Article

February 9, 2009     Top of  page

Samantha Ann Loy was identified as the victim of an automobile rollover accident which occurred on a Saturday evening on Interstate 70. Alcohol intoxication was stated to be a contributory factor.

Family, friends come together to remember Samantha Loy
 

Feb 12, 2009 11:46 AM      Top of  page

Feb 12, 2009 05:42 PM       Full Article

Friends and family of a young woman killed over the weekend say her energizing spirit and positive attitude will be missed.

Article has more about the memorials and how friends viewed her.

 

 

Questions on a fatality       Full Article

Tuesday, February 10, 2009     Top of  page

Samantha  was stopped and questioned by a Fruita police officer a half-hour before she crashed her vehicle on Interstate 70 east of Fruita, combined with the fact that family now knows that Samantha had been drinking, raise serious questions about whether Loy should have been allowed to keep driving.

Teen crash victim was well over adult limit
18-year-old’s blood-alcohol level was .195 when she died

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009    Full Article

Reported that Samantha Loy had a blood-alcohol content of 0.195 percent, more than double the legal limit of alcohol in her system, authorities said.

"A driver is considered intoxicated under Colorado law with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent. It’s also illegal for anyone under 21 to drink alcohol in Colorado."

 

Investigation finds no wrongdoing by Fruita officers before fatal crash

By AMY HAMILTON       
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009      Full Article

Reported that Fruita police  found no wrongdoing by the two patrol officers who made initial contact with an 18-year-old drunken driver who died minutes later on Interstate 70 after crashing her vehicle in the early morning hours Feb. 8.

However, family members of f Samantha said there may be have been “red flags,” and if the officers had noticed them, they could have prevented the ensuing tragedy.

“Being 18 and being pulled over at 1 o’clock in the morning, maybe he thought he was just giving her a break,” said a relative who didn’t want to be identified by name. “She lost her life because of it. I just hope it never happens to anyone else.”

 

Investigation stalls in Fruita DUI death
 

Posted: March 4, 2009 06:13 PM         Full Article

Updated: March 7, 2009 06:57 PM       Top of  page

 

The Colorado State Patrol investigation into the drunk driving death of a Mesa State College student has stalled since no one will admit supplying underage Loy with alcohol.

 

At college's remembrance, mother talks of grief, anger

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Saturday, March 28, 2009   Top of  page

"The mother of an 18-year-old Mesa State College student who was killed in a drunken-driving crash spoke publicly for the first time Saturday night at a remembrance for students who had died in recent years."

The article has more about Samatha's mother's reaction and remembrance of other youth who tragically lost their lives.

Parents frustrated about accountability for daughter's death


Sunday, June 21, 2009             Top of  page          Full Article

Reported that Samantha Loy’s blood-alcohol-content was 0.195 percent, more than twice the legal limit for an adult over 21 when she died when her car crashed

The article also wrote compelling of her mother's, Susan Giffin, difficult adjustment after the death of her daugher.

 AMY HAMILTON

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