ATLANTA â€” A lovesick teenage girl slammed her car into oncoming traffic in a suicide attempt as she counted down “ten, nine, eight …” in text messages to the female classmate who spurned her, authorities said. The teenager survived but a woman in the other car, a mother of three, died.Sixteen-year-old Louise Egan Brunstad faces a charge of felony murder for ramming her family’s Mercedes-Benz head-on into a smaller Daewoo driven by 30-year-old Nancy Salado-Mayo of Mexico who was killed. District Attorney Paul Howard said he likely will try Brunstad as an adult. If convicted, she faces an automatic life sentence.
How heartbreakingÂ :(Â As an oh-so-old mid-twenty-something, let me say that my decision making skills were very bad as a teenager.Â Sadly, I still think they were “above average.”Â Teenagers can’t predict the consequences of their actions, and this is a great example.Â What a tragedy for all involved.