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KITCHENER -- Adam Keller liked living on the edge. The Kitchener teen loved the thrill of performing gravity-defying tricks on his skateboard or snowboard.
Perhaps it was his need for excitement that abruptly ended his young life early yesterday morning.

The 18-year-old died when two cars, carrying 11 people between them and racing each other at high speeds, went out of control on Fairway Road South and hit hydro poles.

"He was a free spirit," said his father, Jim Keller, of the Preston area of Cambridge.

And the Grade 12 Eastwood Collegiate student "loved to have a good time," said his stepmother Liz Keller.

Keller lived in Kitchener with his mother and stepfather, Donna and Peter Baker, and his sister Amy, 20.

The accident happened just after 3:30 a.m. near the former Office Place outlet, across from Fairview Park mall.

"We're lucky we don't have 11 dead children today," said Waterloo regional police traffic Const. Tim Millie.

Millie said a Chevrolet Cavalier, carrying six young people, had been racing a Nissan 240, carrying five.

He said the investigation showed no evidence that the cars hit each other before crashing into the poles.

The Cavalier, in which Keller was a passenger, hit a utility pole six metres (18 feet) in the air, "only six inches underneath the telephone wires."

"They were flying," said Millie, who estimated the cars were travelling between 140 and 150 km/h when the drivers lost control after rounding a curve.

He said although all the cars' occupants had been at a party, "alcohol was definitely not a factor. Speed was."

Despite the severity of the crash, he said only one other passenger in the Cavalier, a 19-year-old woman from Kitchener, was seriously injured. She was taken to Hamilton General Hospital with a broken back.

Another female teenager riding in the Cavalier was kept in hospital here for observation, said Millie.

All the injured were in the Cavalier and most were ejected when it hit the pole, he said.

None of the five occupants in the other vehicle required hospitalization even though that vehicle bounced off two poles when it left the road.

Keller was going to graduate from high school in a week and hoped to become a tool and die apprentice.

"He was trying to aim for all those goals," his stepmother said. "And it was taken away before he got a chance to start."

She said the outgoing teen had a knack for making others laugh and was always willing to help friends and his large family, including three stepbrothers and a stepsister.

"He had a way of getting into people's hearts . . . he was just a lovable kid," Liz Keller said.

Power was interrupted to about 1,500 addresses, and traffic heading towards Highway 8 was diverted into the opposite lane while police investigated.

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Please don't race with other passengers in the car, and please keep racing to the track. Both cars especially should have been destroyed by Tiburons in a road race so in other words it could have been a Tiburon travelling at 180 km/h not a Cavalier or 240SX.

Be Safe.


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thats sad <img src=/images/forums/snitz/disapprove.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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That is a block away from where I used to live!

I used to drive through there every day to work. I know the stretch and I can tell you that they must have been driving exceedingly reckless to be at those speeds.

Thank god no innocent by-standers were hurt.

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That is sad, but its their own damn fault.


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5 and 6 people in a car, snow on the road, doing 150km/h in a curve....<img src=/images/forums/snitz/uhh.gif width=15 height=15 border=0> A slight error in judgement on behalf of both drivers, I think...


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The roads were clean but still.

The first driver has a total of 6 charges put against him.

The second driver will be brought to court as soon as he is out of the hospital.

Other then the fatality. There were 4 injuries including facial, neck and back injuries were tops on the list.

Both drivers have had their licenses taken away and needs to start from scratch to regain them. It was extremely hardcore I think cause its not just a suspension, its like they have to wait 3 years I think, then can apply which will take another 2-3 years (using our system for gaining a license). Why?

So that the Sunbird ( in the back ) can beat the 240 SX by about I would say 1 1/2 car lengths.


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<img src=/images/forums/snitz/disapprove.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>This was just such a waste man, so many lives propably ruined just for a race...it was right to say that when you race, race alone, so that if you die then you dont take anyone else with you.

Oh...a Tibby doesnt have much of a chance against even a stock 240SX unless the 240 driver is a complete waste of sperm.If both drivers are equal, sayonara Tibby...(proven the hard way against the CoupeClub here)

Now a Tuscani on the other hand, with roadholding like superglue...twisty course result?240 bitchslapped so hard the insignia on the back will read XS042..hehehe


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i live in waterloo...beside kitchener...i knew the guy who died and the other ones kinda...it was a sad day around here....i dont think n e one was racing for a while....sad sad...


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What the hell were they thinking???! 5 and 6 people in the car trying to go around a corner fast?!?1 That like 900+ extra pounds... thats more than my accent is rated for. (Ps. I wanna see a 1/4 mile slip from a stock 240sx thats faster than a tib... I knew someone with one when i had my nissan 2.4 and it was almost the same in a race as the truck... untill like 70 or so and the brick like areodymaics of the truck slow it down)


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