These days many people don't know what to think of Julie Allen, the former Corona del Mar High School standout distance runner who is now at the center of a horrific 10-car accident.
When I think of Julie, I think of the athlete. I also think of the person. When I think about reporting on her high-school career nine years ago, I remember a very sweet girl.
But now mystery surrounds her after she died Saturday. She drove on West Coast Highway well above the speed limit, police said, and went into oncoming traffic. It ended with a 10-car collision. Her life ended, as well as two others. Police are trying to piece together clues.
It has sent shock and sadness throughout the community. An autopsy was performed Tuesday. Not many know what to think of Julie now.
While many are baffled about what she did that day, maybe a quote from her can give everyone a better idea of who she was. It came toward the end of her senior year, which was a rough time for Julie.