Police: 14-Year-Old Killed While Driving Car

Grief counselors were on hand Monday at a Boyle County middle school after a student died over the weekend.

A 14-year old Desiree Hinderer, of Danville,was killed Sunday afternoon when police say she crashed the car she was driving into a tree. She was pronounced dead on the scene on KY 52 in Danville.

Her 17-year old passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the local hospital. His name has not yet been released.

Hinderer attended Bate Middle School in Danville.

Danville police say a criminal investigation has been launched into the crash.

They're still trying to figure out why Desiree was driving in the first place.

Funeral arrangements for Desiree Hinderer have been set.

Her visitation is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at 5, at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home in Danville.

Her funeral is Wednesday afternoon at 3, also at the funeral home.


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  • by Krystin Location: Lancaster on Dec 11, 2010 at 05:55 PM
    When I first went to CDR in fifth grade I didn't really know many people. But one person I got to know was Desiree. She was the most wonderful person I know. I remember when her grandfather would take us to Finleys to go skate, I'll never forget those memories we had. It broke my heart when she told me she was moving, I moved as well. But as I move back to Lancaster I find out that one of my best friends had passed away two years ago. I broke down crying knowing that something this horrible had happened, I loved that girl to death and always will. Desiree you were such a smart, wonderful, funny, beautiful girl and it hurts me to know that your not her anymore. I will be going to visit your grave every now and then since I didn't know about any of this till today. You were my best friend and we had a lot of great times that I will never forget about. I love you so much and you will forever be in my heart. I love you and miss you so much. <3
  • by tae Location: casey county,ky on Jan 22, 2010 at 06:50 AM
    i dont believe that she was driving the car.
  • by lydia Location: gravel switch ky, 40328 on Nov 4, 2009 at 11:03 AM
    i remember des. i was supposed to spend the night with her 2 days before she passed. she was wonderful and i often think about her. it was very hard for her friends and family and still is. luckily, we all pulled through it and are stronger today. yes, she made a mistake. yes, she was only 14. but she was our friend and nobody can answer why she was driving honestly, but herself. until then, those who question...she is gone, we are hurt, and please respect our feelings. thank you and rest in peace honey. love...
  • by Desiree's Friend Location: Danville on May 11, 2009 at 06:56 AM
    I love dezzy so much and today is the one year anniversary of her death and i dont think i can take it. It was hard enough at the vistitation and the funeral but when you look at some ones like and her just being a teenager at a middle school. Its crazy. I love dezzy so much.And i miss her like crazy!!!! I just hope that people keep her love of animals and poetry alive. I LOVE YOU DESIREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by kengerald Location: florence on Mar 23, 2009 at 05:07 PM
    desiree was my bff i loved her to death after her deathi had o leave there was so many memories with us walkin around danville and i couldnt do it i dont think nobody should be blamed nobody she was just livin her life having fun she shouldnt have died but blaming others want change nothing i cry evertime i listen to "NO AIR" that was her song i cant do it evertime i listen to it i see her body and think of her i l just want people to know if they ever be in this kinda sitution if u like desiree or u lost a friend get out of that situation or it will be ok just say u still love them no matter the is kenny i love desiree and i will miss her
  • by Sandy on Feb 22, 2009 at 04:49 PM
    See how cars kill? We should have built only 100-story Tower cities connected to mag-lev Trains. Commuting to work is slavery; the wage is slavery; each house is a slave plantation, a mini one. T&T will save lives & the Earth.
  • by Cedes Location: danville, ky on Dec 22, 2008 at 11:01 PM
    Yes, Desiree was a very sweet girl, and she did not deserve 2 have her life taken from her! She always knew how 2 make ppl smile and laugh when they were down, she will be missed dearly and never forgotton by me, family and friends! I still 2 this day wish that she was with me on that day like she told her grandfather, insted of where she actually was, she will always be loved by her family and friends and deeply missed by everybody that have known her and Desiree will never be forgotton!! R.I.P. Desiree, save me a seat up there... love you always!!
  • by dessera m Location: danville ky on Nov 21, 2008 at 05:02 PM
    desiree was there for me when ever i needed she would hug me when i was sad and tell me jokes when i was mad.she is the best friend.i love you girl we miss your friend dessera'
  • by Michelle Location: Nicholasville on Oct 15, 2008 at 07:12 PM
    To all of you concerned I have it from very good authority Desiree was NOT DRIVING when the accident happened. The "boyfriend" said from the beginning he was the driver NOT DESIREE. The accident also states she was NOT the driver and for those of you who have tried to spread the rumor that she was pregnant, again, you have the wrong facts, she was NOT PREGNANT. So please just let the ones that know her and love her remember her and let her rest in peace. Her grandfather is putting together an Educational Farm AND Youth Center in her memory in Boyle County and it is going to be AWESOME, my girls and I spent 5 hours today listening to this man, tell how much she is loved and missed and we agree, and about his dream for the farm and youth center. He is going to give these kids that need help somewhere to go, so why not try to channel your energy to something positive and help us out in Boyle County, REMEMBERING and HONORING her, instead of putting her down. Love ya Desiree, MICHELLE
  • by ashten Location: danville on Sep 13, 2008 at 04:42 PM
    desiree was and steel is my best friend i loved her and it sucks that she left this way but she will be missed by me ashten

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