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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Report of teen's death greatly exaggerated

In New York, police told one couple that their son had died in a car wreck -- only he was still alive. The teen's brother found him sleeping at their house. The parents spent about 90 minutes thinking they had lost a son. The dead man was actually a fraternity brother of the teen, and for some reason, he had a copy of the teen's license with him when he died.

This isn't the first time something similar has happened. In 2006, everyone thought Whitney Cerak had died in a crash with other students, but she was actually alive. Her injuries were so severe, officials confused her with a girl who had died, Laura VanRyn.

Hat Tip: Many thanks, cripjak!


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