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Sculpture serves as a reminder to "Click it or Ticket"

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A unique sculpture reenacts a deadly crash that claimed the life of a 16 year old teen serves as a reminder to always buckle up A unique sculpture reenacts a deadly crash that claimed the life of a 16 year old teen serves as a reminder to always buckle up

SHERMAN, Texas --  A unique sculpture in downtown Sherman serves as a reminder to buckle up by reenacting a deadly crash that claimed the life of a 16 year old teen from Spring, Texas.

On October 28th, 2017 sixteen year old Kailee Mills was killed in a tragic one-car rollover accident just 500 yards from her home in Spring, Texas. 

"Our daughter was an absolute ray of sunshine; she was very outgoing and she loved to make people laugh," said Kailee's father David Mills. 

Kailee was riding in the backseat of her friend's car. 

She had just unfastened her seat belt for a few seconds to take a picture with her friends. 

It was in that moment the driver of the car lost control of the vehicle, it rolled over and Kailee was ejected from the rear window where she died instantly. 

"It can happen to anybody at anytime," said Mills. "It doesn't matter how far your're going or if you're in the front or backseat." 

After the accident Mills' family started the Kailee Mills Foundation. 

Today they partner with the Texas Department of Transportation using a jarring sculpture of Kailee's crash as a reminder to always buckle up.

"We know that losing a child or losing a loved one is so hard," explained Mills. "We just want to remind people to do the smart thing." 

"We spend so much time, effort and money on other things in our life that we don't take the free simple advantage that's built into our vehicle," said Mark Tackett, a state trooper with The Texas Department of Public Safety.

As they travel across the state for the 'Click it or Ticket' Campaign, Mills' parents hope Kailee's story will help prevent other families from having to deal with the same tragedy. 

"We know she would still be here if she had her seat belt on," said Mills. 

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