Taylor Stinchcomb had just learned on the morning of June 21 that her Doberman Romulus would be put to sleep. Upset, she loaded the dog into her parents' minivan and left home without permission, police say. She picked up a friend, who later was behind the wheel when the van crashed on a rural Lake County road near Wildwood. Stinchcomb and the dog died. The teen who was driving suffered minor injuries.
For more details, see the original story that appeared after the accident.