Friday, February 18, 2011

A Mother's Story- My Story

14 Yrs Ago Both of My Children Were Killed by a Drunk Driver. Their Father and Stepmother were also killed in this Accident. This could have been prevented!
The DD was Jeffrey Burton ,48 yrs old approx., and he was soon to be a grandfather himself. He complained of being so tired that he needed to take the following day off. He commuted 2 hrs both ways for work as a relief driver for a Northwest Dairy Company. He apparently stopped off at the quicky mart and bought a six pack of beer for the trip home, drank a few and fell asleep at the wheel. On a sweeping corner, crossed the double line and hit head on the oncoming traffic which was my family. 80% head on collision crushing the front of the jeep, Bowers skidding 85 ft as he saw what was coming, and crushing the little truck into the drivers cab. The jeep was pulling a tent trailer and in this collision caused the trailer to come unhitched and shove under the back of the jeep punching a hole in the full gas tank and a fire started.
5 people lost their lives in this accident!!! Numerous families affected and changed forever!




Jeffrey Edward Bowers 4/8/69--3/25/97
Carolyn Ann Dehart Bowers 2/13/66--3/25/97
Jeffrey Raymond Bowers 11/26/90--3/25/97
Kaija Nicole Lomasi Bowers 11/5/92--3/25/97
Jeffrey Burton 3/25/97

So the next time you go out and have a drink please call a cab or call a friend....Think before you Drink! Have a plan and have a great time and make it home safe!

If you have a school or AA group or meeting you would like me to share this with please email me @ marye.masterson@gmail.com or comment here.
Thank you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0T4O0vdxco video I dedicated to my kids!

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