"She didn't say goodbye or anything," Thompson said. "Her face was full of smiles. She was smiling ear to ear. It was like a big old angel had come over top of her. She got on that four-wheeler, in the middle, and that was the last time I saw her."
Later, some boys came running off the hill, hollering for help. A neighbor ran up to see what was going on. The ATV slid over a hill and smashed head-on into a tree. The jolt broke Tracy's neck. She wasn't wearing a helmet.
They buried her with a rose and a teddy bear. She wore a dark purple dress printed with roses.
"She's been gone for two years now," her mother said. "It's really hard on me.
"I can't even stand to look at a four-wheeler," she said. "I wish they'd ban them all."
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