Mother pleads for answers after teen's fatal drug overdose

Kylee alongside her mother, Crystal. (Image: Lawelawe family)
Kylee alongside her mother, Crystal. (Image: Lawelawe family)

PEARL CITY, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Earlier this week, Crystal Lawelawe was planning her 17-year-old's high school graduation party. Now, she's planning her funeral.

Lawelawe says her daughter, Kylee, was last seen at Boujie Bar and Grill in Pearl City on Friday night before she was rushed to the hospital.

The teen's last post on her Instagram account was a picture from inside the bar with the caption, "My bartender ... #SheCoolDoe."

How the girl managed to get in is just one of many questions her mother wants answered.

"I want to know everything that happened that night," Lawelawe said. "Who was with my daughter and who gave her drugs?"

Police say Kylee Lawelawe collapsed outside the bar and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. She was placed on life support and died Saturday afternoon.

Tests revealed cocaine and alcohol in her system.

"That's how her heart stopped," said Lawelawe. "She had a drug overdose."

Lawelawe said her daughter had a rough upbringing, but she was a fighter and was excited to graduate next week from Leilehua High School.

"We were preparing her graduation party today with her family and now we talk about her funeral. We're planning her funeral now," said Lawelawe.

Lawelawe said her daughter could be anyone's child.

To help get closure, she's begging for anyone with answers to come forward.

"When it comes to how much you watch your kids or how much you monitor them, there's never enough you can do and there are always loopholes that may happen," said Lawelawe. "Everyone needs to take accountability for their actions including the bar."

Anyone with information should contact police.

Boujie Bar and Grill was not available for comment.

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