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Teen dies in wreck after friend drives through stop sign

Teen dies in wreck after friend drives through stop sign
Kaitlin Miller.

VANCOUVER, Wash. – A 17-year-old girl has died after a car accident in Clark County.

Kaitlin Miller was in the car with her friend who was driving. Investigators now believe that driver ran through a stop sign at Northeast 199th Street and 29th Avenue, leading to the crash, which happened just after 7 p.m. Monday.

A cousin of Miller came out to the scene Tuesday after hearing she had died. He said the family is devastated.

A couple other people also stopped by the intersection where the accident happened, leaving behind a cross, notes and flowers.

Miller was going to start her senior year at Sky View High School in Vancouver.

Investigators say Miller was in the passenger seat of her friend's car driving south on Northeast 29th Avenue. Her friend drove through the stop sign and another car, going east on 199th couldn't stop in time, t-boning the car Miller was in.

Her friend was taken to the hospital.

Investigators say speed and alcohol were not a factor.

Friends and family held a vigil for Miller Tuesday night. Friends say she was known as a volleyball player who always had a smile on her face.