She was just 20-years-old and now she's gone; taken from her family right before Thanksgiving. 

It happened last night in Hauser Lake, Idaho. Mercedes Abernathey of Rathdrum was headed westbound on Highway 53 in her Subaru Legacy when for whatever reason she swerved to the right, hit a guardrail, overcorrected, went off the left shoulder and rolled.

According to Mercedes was not wearing her seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Please think of her family and everyone who loved her during this holiday season. They will certainly be missing her.

May this also serve as a reminder to please be extra careful in your holiday travels and always buckle up.


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