Eileen Marie Marquez-Colorado Springs Co.-July 29th, 1990
by Malinda Herrera
(Colorado Springs Co. United States)
Eileen was 17 when she died drunk driving.....Her and 4 friends had decided to get drunk that night and then drive to Pueblo where there was a teen club called Rockin Robins. Eileen was a new driver and was known not to be a drinker....When they left the house that night, they had all fought over who was going to drive. The winner was Eileen!! They started out towards Pueblo Co. from Colorado Springs Co., singing, talking.......almost there they approached mile marker 107 on I-25 when Eileen lost control of the vehicle rolling it twice into the left median......4 of the girls, including Eileen were ejected out of the car. 1 of the girls remained inside and was found under the dash board......Eileen had been killed instantly, her brain stem was sliced right in half on impact and then her body was thrown some feet in the air. All 4 of the other girls had injuries also and were treated and released.
The night my baby sister died she took a piece of me with her!!! It's so tragic because No-one thinks that this can happen to them!! She will be missed and always loved!!! RIP Eileen Marie Marquez August 30th, 1972- July 29th, 1990