'It's not my daughter,' grief-stricken dad tells jury in Oswego crash

Daily Herald

Too painful to remember, Arielle Rexford said she tried to bury the memory of those horrifying moments in which she survived a car crash that killed five friends.

“I can’t handle knowing what happened,” the 19-year-old Montgomery woman said through tears. “I just remember waking up and seeing emergency people and banging on the window begging them to get me out of the car.”

A Kendall County jury began sifting through the wreckage Tuesday of the fatal Feb. 11, 2007, crash along Route 31 in Oswego that killed five high school teens and injured three others, sparking a communitywide outpouring of grief.