Teenage girl killed in car crash seconds after taking off seatbelt for a selfie

A teenage girl, Kailee Mills was killed in an accident only few seconds after she took off her seat belt to take a selfie.

Because of this, her parents are starting a movement to encourage passengers and drivers keep their belts on at all times.

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Kailee Mills, who was only 16 years old, was with three friends in a car near her home in Texas.

They were heading out to a  Halloween party last October, when the car crashed and rolled over.

The other three teenagers, who had their seatbelts on, survived.

However, Kailee, who was in the back seat of the car, didn’t make it.

Her father David Mills said this:

“We know if she had her seatbelt on, she’d still be here”

Her parents revealed that she was a law a bidding citizen and would always have her seatbelt fasten but, on the day of the tragic accident she had unfastened it to take a selfie with her friends in the afternoon in Spring, near Houston, Texas.

Wendy Mills, Kailee’s mother, said:

“All I kept saying was, ‘It’s not real, it’s not real.

“She had a laugh that was unique and the laugh alone made you smile, and she loved to make people smile.”

The couple has launched the Kailee Mills Foundation, which works to provide stickers for car windows and motorbike helmets across the region to remind drivers and passengers to buckle up.

They are also joining the Texas Department of Transportation for an awareness drive, using the slogan “Click it or ticket”.

“It doesn’t matter if you’re going a mile or 100 miles. Everyone always questions ‘Why? Why did this happen?’ And we’re never going to know the answer to that but we know we can do something positive, and I think that’s what she would want us to do.”

Her father explained to ABC.

Kailee was a fun, lively teenager of whom any parent would be proud.

She was a smart student with a 4.3 GPA.

She played volleyball and was a cheerleader.

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