- May 7th, 2010
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The Suburban teen accused of jumping a curb and running down a 69-year-old women in her front yard last month would have been in rehab had her insurance company not kicked her out. According to police, Kayla Gerdes was high on oxycontin while driving the van, on her way to court. She was due in court to face a grand larceny charge. the 18-year-old from Freeport, N.Y. was kicked out of her mother’s home after stealing her jewelry to support a drug habit. Don’t get me wrong… The girl needs to be held accountable for her actions, but I can say from my own experiences with the insurance giants, they are not innocent in this. Of course they couldn’t foresee this disaster… but they are constantly giving people the short end of the stick and this time an innocent women was killed. Kayla Gerdes was obviously very sick and in need of help, as much as I can’t stand spoiled, out-of-control, narcissistic, teenage girls. I can’t help but feel bad for her when shes pleading to be left alone.
Eighteen-year-old Kayla Gerdes became emotional when she was held on $200,000 dollars bail after pleading not guilty to the vehicular homicide of a 69-year-old woman.
Police say 18-year-old Kayla Gerdes has no driver’s license and was speeding when she lost control of the van on Cathedral Avenue and killed 69-year-old Rebecca Twine Wright. And what happened as Gerdes was taken from court Wednesday left seasoned members of the working press at a loss for words. Gerdes offered a dramatic confession and apology.
Police claim the teen was in a hurry and her boyfriend was driving too slowly, so she took matters into her own hands. Gerdes leapt behind the wheel of her boyfriend’s construction van without a license, and careened out of control, killing respected zoologist Rebecca Twine-Wright, ultimately slamming the vehicle onto the front porch and into the living room, reports WCBS.