Monday, March 24, 2008

Great Loss

I was stunned by an email I received this morning. It was sent to my work address sometime Saturday but I didn't log on until today.
It seems there was a horrible accident on Good Friday. Four teenagers were headed down Interstate 459 not far from where I work. The day was warm and since they were in a convertible, the top was down to get the most of the day. An unconfirmed report I heard said that something blew from the interior of the car and the youths stopped and started backing up to retrieve the item that had blown out. As they were backing up, the driver lost control and the car backed out in front of an oncoming FedEx tractor trailer trucks that was probably running the legal speed limit which I think is 70 miles per hour. The collision instantly killed two eighteen year old boys and two girls that were sisters. I was horrified when I heard about this accident on the news. My thoughts and prayers went out to the families. I didn't know it at the time, but my prayers went out to our friends Keith and Kathy Swinford. Their son Joel was a passenger in the convertible.
I work with Keith and helped him when he started learning to play the guitar. He and his family has been big supporters or The Overalls and our music.
I talked to Keith a while this morning and the pain in his voice was indescribable. It breaks my heart each time I think about his loss. I know their lives will never be the same.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please consider sharing

Email Signup Form

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required