Teen Killed Moments After Taking Off Seat Belt to Snap a Selfie

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Sixteen-year-old Kailee Mills was in the car with friends friends en route to a Halloween party when the vehicle veered off the road. Kailee Mills Foundation

A Texas teen was killed in a car accident last year after she removed her seat belt to take a selfie.

Sixteen-year-old Kailee Mills was in the car with friends en route to a Halloween party when the vehicle veered off the road.

Kailee was ejected from the vehicle and killed instantly, just blocks away from her family's home in Spring.

Months later, her parents are turning their grief into action, starting the Kailee Mills Foundation dedicated to the importance of wearing seat belts, according to CBS DFW

"In the blink of an eye, our 16-year-old daughter was gone," a family message on the foundation website reads. "Her three friends walked away with only minor cuts and bruises. Kailee was the only one in the car not wearing a seat belt."

The foundation urges drivers and passengers to always buckle up and to stay buckled up for the duration of the trip.

"It’s not worth your life or your passenger’s life," the parents say.

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