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Teenager killed in wrong-way crash on I-95

MichelleshoreMichelle Shore had so much going for her.

She was a pre-law student at the University of Miami, attending the college on a full scholarship. She worked three jobs - selling purses and shoes at Cole Haan in Coral Gables, entertaining kids for a party planning company and babysitting.

But her life was cut short early Saturday, when a man driving the wrong-way on Interstate 95 slammed his car into Shore's car. Her car burst into flames and she died instantly. She was 18.

Shore's friends say she was always the responsible one.

Though she loved going out and partying, Shore never drank, her friends said.

"She may have only been 18, but she acted like a mother to all of her friends,'' said her best friend, Jennifer Justice.

When the accident happened, Shore was on her way from Coconut Grove, where she watched a movie with a friend, to her Sunrise home.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash, which happened in the nortbound lanes of I-95, near Pembroke Road. The driver of the other car - 26-year-old Ramon Herrera - is in the hospital in critical condition. Charges against him are pending.

Meanwhile, Shore's family is getting ready to bury her.

A visitation Shore will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Fred Hunter's, 2401 S. University Dr., in Davie. A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, followed by interment at Temple Beth El Memorial Gardens, 4900 Griffin Rd., in Davie.

Her family and friends created a MySpace.com page in her honor. Check it out at www.myspace.com/michelleshore.

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Mayra Cuellar

What a tragic and sad story. Another young life lost to an irresponsible driver. When are we going to start punishing these people in a way that will make an impact on these irresponsible drivers? Here's a teenager who had everything going for her, and lost it all suddently to someone who for unknown reason was driving the wrong way on an expressway!!! We will never know what Michelle Stone would have amounted to as her life took shape and progressed. But we do know that she had already impacted the lives of many people, who looked up to her.
My heart goes out to her parents, I can only imagine what they must be going through. As a mother, I know that I would not be able to overcome the loss of my child.

Alex

I'm Herreras 1st cousin and as of today 04-04-07 the police report states that she was traveling at 96mph and he was traveling at 66mph. Both were intoxicated. Both were going in the same direction.

ddmore

Michelle Shore Does NOT DRINK
and
Michelle Shore NEVER - NEVER DRANK!!!!!!!!!

AND MICHELLE SHE WAS NOT DRINKING ON THE NIGHT THAT RAMON HERRERA'S LETHAL CHOICES KILLED HER!!!

THE FACTS ARE OUT -

HE WAS DRUNK -- HE WAS DRIVING DRUNK

HE WAS DRIVING THE WRONG WAY ON I95

Florida Highway Patrol ARRESTED
Ramon Herrera and charged HIM with
DUI MANSLAUGHTER AND VEHICULAR HOMICIDE
for the February 24, 2007 death of Michelle Shore.

Michelle is a victim of this man's lethal and irresponsible choice to start that car and DRIVE DRUNK.

I await for justice.

I await for him to pay the consequences for his actions.

She is dead, her life was stolen, and if you are his cousin, shame on you, SHAME on you, your cousin KILLED MICHELLE.

What planet are you on?

Get some insight on your cousins problems, and don't blame the victim for his actions, that is pathetic...

here is the article where he is charged and held in Broward County, in case you missed it:

http://www.local10.com/news/13694368/detail.html

we love Michelle and no words describe our pain...

she is my shining STAR!

God Bless MICHELLE!!!!

leslie

What an unfortunate accident for such a young girl, very sad.my heart goes out to the family but everything is written in the book of GOD when is your time to go noone will stop it. But If she was such a perfect girl what was she doing out at 3 am and drinking. And as the news have said they both lived towards broward. So how can someone be sure of what happen? Could someone have lost control of the car and spun on the highway and ended up head on ?

ddmore

LESLIE:

LET ME SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT;

YOU DID NOT KNOW HER; BUT WE THE THOUSANDS AT HER SIDE HER WHOLE LIFE DID AND WHAT A BLESSING SHE WAS TO EVERYONE WHO KNEW HER.

MICHELLE NEVER DRANK, SHE WAS NOT ABOUT THAT.

Education was ALWAYS paramount to Michelle, everyone who knew Michelle knew that; from pre school - HS Graduate with High Honors and a University of Miami Pre-Law Student; on full scholorship. While working two jobs!!! She was going places...

Fact is she was not drinking nor had anything to drink the night she was killed.

She was MURDERED by a DRUNK DRIVER; named Ramon Herrerra.

He was DRUNK his alcohol tests prove it!!!

He made a LETHAL choice to DRIVE on the WRONG SIDE of I95.

HE WAS DRUNK DRIVING. His car smashed into Michelles car; and his IRRESPONSIBLE ACTIONS AND CHOICES TO DRIVE DRUNK killed her!

These facts are proven in the autopsy and and toxology reports; NO DRUGS NO ALCOHOL in Michelle. Never; Ever; nobody could ever say anything bad about her.

POLICE WITNESSED THE ACCIDENT;
THE FORENSIC REPORTS; along with
THE DAMAGE to both VEHICLES;
clearly identify the traffic direction of each vehicle.

Michelle also worked in Coral Gables that night and she locked and closed the store late that night; then went to a movie with a UM College friend; and she was driving north on I95 towards home with her seat belt on...

Any questions; call me 754-245-5000. I'll be glad to meet you in person and discuss anything you'd like to know; including what an amazing person MICHELLE ALYSIA SHORE was; and all she accomplished in her 18 years being alive!!!!!!! More then you and I could ever accomplish.

I am a long time friend of Michelle's mother; our children grew up together; I watched Michelle grow up and I watched her go up to heaven.

www.myspace.com/michelleshore

check out her memory on facebook also!

too bad you never had the chance to meet her; you would love her, she was one of a kind; all her teachers from American Heritage; To Coral Springs Charter, TO University of Miami attended her service; thousands of people understood who and what she stood for!

We are sure what happened.

The facts speak for themself.

DDMORE

Pedro Quijano

There has been three wrong-way crashes in the same area in the last year. All of them have been fatal. They could have been caused by the drivers or road, some day we will find out the thruth.


http://video.nbc6.net/player/?id=212931

Brenda

Does anyone go to church? Because it will definitely change the way some of you think. We are noone to judge what decesions people make. We leave that to JESUS our creator. How DARE anyone underestimate and judge the decesions of GOD. Its very sad to hear when a life is taken, but if thats the case its what he wanted. Two wrongs dont make a right. Michelle was going to pass away that day weather a drunk driver killed her or she wouldve bumped her head. If anyone reading this is perfect then please excuse me but its funny how we all like to judge and point fingers not realizing our own mistakes. I dont doubt michelle was a great person but does anyone know if ramon was a great person also? Yes michelle had alot going for her and im sure she was as great as her family and friends make her seem but did ramon have any family? does he have a wife? does he have kids? Will sending him to jail for the rest of his life bring michelle back? Does Ramon have a problem or is he sick? Does he need profesional help? Has anyone thought of all of this instead of judging. Has anyone also thought what that man must be gowing thru knowing he killed someone. How can u live with that? And something else will MICHELLE SHORE want this man to spend the rest of his life in jail , what if this man is a good husband and father and friend and made that big mistake that day , WHO are we to judge and wish him the worst?

Friends

http://cbs4.com/local/Michell.Shore.Ramon.2.652267.html

HE WAS GUILTY DUI MANSLAUGHTER.
AND HE PLED GUILTY.

AND TODAY; ON FEBRUARY 12, 2008;
ALMOST ONE YEAR AFTER HIS WRECKLESS LETHAL DECISION TO DRIVE DRUNK; AND DRIVE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF I95 - WHEN HE KILLED MICHELLE...

TODAY; WE STOOD IN COURT. WE FAMILY AND FRIENDS STOOD IN MICHELLE'S HONOR WHILE HE WAS SENTENCED TODAY IN FORT LAUDERDALE COURT; HE WAS SENTENCED TO *15 YEARS* AND MICHELLE; WELL SHE WAS ROBBED OF HER LIFE...

http://cbs4.com/local/Michell.Shore.Ramon.2.652267.html

UNKNOWN

15 YEARS IS NOTHING, THEY CAN STILL SEE AND TALK TO HIM, NO MATTER WHAT THIS WILL NOT BRING YOUR DAUGHTER BACK. I'M SORRY YOUR DAUGHTER PASSED AWAY BUT MAYBE IT WAS HER TIME. JAIL IS NOT THE PLACE TO PUT SOMEONE THAT HAS REMORSE AND THAT CAN ACTUALLY HELP OTHER PEOPLE IN THE SAME SITUATION. HE WILL ALWAYS HAVE HIS FAMILY, HIS WIFE AND THREEE CHILDREN BESIDE HIM. AND NO ONE CAN TAKE THAT AWAY FROM HIM. HIS FAMILY STILL HAS HIM.

LISTEN

DID 15 YEARS BRING YOUR DAUGHTER BACK????

LISTEN

DID 15 YEARS BRING YOUR DAUGHTER BACK????

his

This does'nt change the way I feel about him, I will alwalys be there. That's one good thing I can say, is that he's still here.

Jessica

This comment is directed to Alex, Herreras first cousin! YOU'RE FULL OF CRAP! YOUR COUSIN IS AN IDIOT HE WAS DRIVING ON THE NORTHBOUND LANE GOING SOUTH BOUND, YES MICHELLE WAS SPEEDING BUT YOUR COUSIN WAS INTOXICATED CAUSE MICHELLE DOEST DRINK! SO NICE SHOT OF DEFENDING YOUR COUSIN!!! IT IS UNDERSTOOD PEOPLE MAKE MISTAKES AND I KNOW MICHELLES FAMILY WILL IF THEY HAVE NOT ALREADY FORGIVE HIM BECAUSE THEY ARE PEOPLE OF GOD BUT DO NOT TRASH HER CHARACTER BECAUSE I HAVE GON EOUT WITH MICHELLE MANY TIMES AND SHE DOESNT DRINK OR DO DRUGS SO DONT YOU DARE MAKE HER LOOK LESS OF THE WOMAN SHE IS, ESPECIALLY WHEN SHE CANT DEFEND HERSELF BECAUSE YOUR COUSIN COULDNT BE RESPONSIBLE, SHE WAS LEAVING WORK THAT DAY BECAUSE I WAS THE PERSON WHO CLOSED WITH HER AT THE STORE AND OBVIOUSLY SHE WASNT DRINKING YOU IGNORANT MAN!

Mcnicol

Michelles mom has Been my Spanish teacher all of three years of middle school. We helped her make a video in michelles honor two years ago. She always talked about how great Michelle was. I never seen Michelle in person or anything but I can already tell she was an awesome person.

 Jayliz

Ramon was a good man... he has three kids and a wife. You think that the crash has only hurt Michelle's family, no it hasnt only affected her side of the famiy. Ramons family misses him, and go through pain because they can never visit him. How do I know that? Im his daughter. You dont know what pain me, my mom and my little brothers go through too. He was a good man, still is. What he did was a mistake. He said so himself, but he still pled guilty. Isnt that enough, that he will always have that guilt stored up in his consious for the rest of his life. God plans what happens to us in our lives, and maybe that was his plan for Michelle. Im sorry to say, but shes now gone and isnt coming back. But she'll always be in your hearts. Whats done, was done. Im not saying to forget the.past, but to live in the present.

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