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Waipahu Families Mourn Deaths of Teen Girls in Crash

WAIANAE (KHNL)  Two Waipahu families are in mourning after a one-car crash in Leeward Oahu Sunday. It happened on what many say is a dangerous stretch of road. The crash left two teens dead and another critically wounded.

A grandmother collapses with grief. Relatives struggle to console her.

Family and friends of 15-year-old Cresile Sabado place flowers and balloons at the foot of a new utility pole. The Waipahu High student was the front-seat passenger in a rental car that crashed violently.

"My daughter was a sweet girl," Tess Sabado, victim's mother, said. "She's always smiling. And no matter what, she's always helping other people."

Police say the driver, identified as 19-year-old Jocelyn Plunkett-Kaaihue, was speeding on Paakea Road, a remote roadway. The Nissan Maxima came out of a dip, went airborne, flipped on its left side and smashed into a pole.

"My daughter didn't make it home," Sabado said through tears. "I don't know what she's doing here."

"She was special and unique," Joanne Robinson, victim's cousin, said. "She was a beautiful person. And she was, we were blessed to have her in our life."

The driver also died. A 16-year-old boy, who was in the back seat, was reported to be in critical condition.

Still just a sophomore in high school, her mother says Cresile was looking forward to taking courses at Leeward Community College this summer. She wanted to be a nurse.

"We love you dearly," Sabado said. "We miss you."

The offering includes Cresile's favorite cereal. Her mother says she has no hard feelings against the driver.

"Whatever happens, it happens," she said. "And we can't take them back. We just have to go on."

Tess Sabado says the driver's family rented the car for the driver because her car was in the shop. It is not yet known if alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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