A 14-year-old went to a sleepover and died in crash. Her parents have questions about what happened that night.


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The crash killed 14-year-old Gillian Ragan, a Chaparral High School freshman with hopes of becoming a pediatric nurse.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — It was the middle of the night on Dec. 9, 2023. Gillian Ragan, 14, was at a sleepover when her father decided to track her location. She was moving through the desert in Scottsdale. 

"I knew in my heart something was wrong," Bart Ragan, Gillian's father, said during a court hearing on Tuesday.

Bart said he called Gillian's mom, Jennifer. 

Jennifer would soon get another call. Gillian was in an ambulance being rushed to the hospital. 

The 14-year-old girl wouldn't survive her injuries.

Now, months later, the teen responsible for her death is accepting a plea deal, a deal Gillian's family describes as a slap on the wrist.

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