Mistaken Identity Leads to “Abby’s Law”

May 8, 2011 by  

It was a case of mistaken identity that never should have happened – but it did. 

Senate Bill 1118 is called “Abby’s Law” in honor of Abby Guerra, a 20-year-old Glendale woman who was thought to have died in a July 18 accident that killed two people and injured three others.  All were graduates of Ironwood High School in the Peoria Unified School District.

I had the honor of meeting Abby Guerra, the courageous young woman promoting the bill, and the victim whom authorities had misidentified and assumed had died following a tragic car accident last July – and working with her and her family on a bill Gov. Jan Brewer signed last month that will help prevent mix-ups like the one that rocked two Glendale families.

Read the story 12 News on AZ Central: and view ABC 15 news video

Now law, SB 1118 allows families to positively identify a family member’s body,  if requested.  It will help protect other families from enduring similar situations.  Thank you, Abby, for helping others.   You’re beautiful inside and out!

Watch ABC 15 coverage.


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