Her boyfriends truck plunged 400 feet from a forest service road into an old abandoned mining pit.
Cassies abusive boyfriend was not in the truck as it crashed down the embankment, but Cassie was.
On December 4, 1999, after nearly a 3 year battle with local authorities in Soda Springs, Idaho, her 17 year old daughter, Cassandra Cassie Marie Dehl, a high school senior, was killed by her abusive older boyfriend.
After several years of beatings and attempted strangulation at the hands of her boyfriend, Cassie died.
Cassie suffered years of abuse at the hands of her boyfriend and it was learned after her death that her boyfriend strangled Cassie days before she died.