Teen Crash Victim Suffers Memory Loss | NBC 7 San Diego

Teen Crash Victim Suffers Memory Loss

Charlotte McQuillen, 15, was critically injured in a fatal crash that killed two other teens on April 4

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    The fatal crash on April 4 involved two cars full of teenagers. It took the lives of two of those teens -- Jayli James Campbell and Anthony Foreman -- and left Charlotte McQuillen, 15, in a coma.

    One of the teenagers involved in the deadly crash that happened on State Route 52 on Apr. 4 is suffering memory loss as a result of her injuries, according to a family spokesperson.

    Charlotte McQuillen, 15, was riding in the front seat of the car that lost control and flipped that night, killing passengers Jayli James Campbell, 16, and Anthony Foreman,18. The car was driven by her boyfriend.

    McQuillen, her boyfriend and another passenger were transported to the hospital, where McQuillen remained in a coma for five days before waking up.

    On Thursday, a family friend told NBC 7 San Diego that McQuillen is starting rehabilitation and is on the road to recovery, but her short-term memory has been affected due to the injuries she sustained from the crash.

    The McQuillen family spokesperson said the teen doesn’t remember much about the accident.

    "We've told her about it and she's shocked every time. Then she'll forget 10 minutes later. It's a constant reset,” said the spokesperson.

    McQuillen has apparently reacted the same way towards the news of her 16-year-old boyfriend being charged for vehicular manslaughter in the case.

    McQuillen’s father has continued to tout his daughter as a “fighter” on his Facebook page, where he’s been posting updates on her condition.

    One recent post read:”She has been smiling and talking a little more, but still has moments of agitation and anxiety."

    On Thursday, Michael Johnson – the 18-year-old driver of the other car involved in the fatal crash – had a preliminary hearing and was charged with five felonies. It is believed Johnson and McQuillen’s boyfriend were racing their cars on State Route 52 on Apr. 4, traveling at over 100 mph when the crash occurred.

    According to the CHP, Johnson may have received a call from McQuillen’s boyfriend just seconds before the crash, but no additional information about that has been released.

    Check back for updates on these latest developments.

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