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Unbelievably sad story

This happend in the very early hours this morning in the subdision just next to ours.  A drunk driver hit a house so hard that her truck plowed throught the garage and into a bedroom, killing a teenage boy who was sleeping.

Here is a link to the full story

This young man was a classmate and friend of my youngest daughter. She is quite devastated.

There is a lot to be siad about this whole thing. Why was she so stupid to be driving drunk,  what establishment was serving her......

But all I can think of is to offer prayers of support for everybody involved. 




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Comment balloon 15 commentsBob Southard • June 08 2008 07:06PM


Wow, that is a true shame. Hopefully the courts end up throwing the book at the driver.

Sean Allen

Posted by Sean Allen, International Financing Solutions (International Financing Solutions ) about 12 years ago

Bob I am so sorry to hear this. It is just devastating.  It is do difficult to make any sense of such things. Our dear friends daughter was murdered not long ago. Prayers for all...


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Posted by BethAnn Long, Realtor, CRS, e-PRO, Spokane Wa Real Estate (RE/MAX Inland Empire) about 12 years ago

What a shame! I hope your daughter will be able to handle the situation! Our prayers are with everyone involved!

Mike Kelly

Posted by Mike Kelly (Sellstate Advantage Realty) about 12 years ago

This is very sad, and my heart and thoughts go out to the family.  They actually tried a drunk driver here on murder charges when he hit a limosine returning home from a wedding, killing the flower girl and the driver.  Maybe more states should look into bringing murder charges.

Posted by Kathy Passarette, L.I. Staging/Decorating (Creative Home Expressions) about 12 years ago

Will keep the families in our prayers. Drunk driving is such an avoidable crime.

Posted by Susan Hilton, Texas Aggie Real Estate, College Station Bryan Texas Real Estate (CENTURY 21 Beal, Inc.) about 12 years ago

Bob.. This is truly devastating.  My heart goes out to Elliott's family.  Please (though they do not know me) give them my sympathies.  Having a son that age too, I can only imagine the pain his parents are going through. 



Posted by Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889 (Johnson Real Estate, Inc.) about 12 years ago

Bob.. I just had a thought... Maybe sharing some of these replies with them, might help them heal...

Posted by Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889 (Johnson Real Estate, Inc.) about 12 years ago

My father was killed by a drunk driver. You learn to hate alcohol because of it. I hope this lady learned a lesson. The man that killed my father and another man did not learn his lesson and went on to commit more DWI offenses. My heart goes out to this family. I will pray that God brings healing for their pain.

Posted by Cheri Smith, Realtor Prudential Gary Greene (Prudential Gary Greene, Cypress TX) about 12 years ago


Posted by Ruthman Real Estate (Accessibility & The Power to Advise) about 12 years ago

Elliot is my classmate.... We are all devestated by this tragic accident. His sister was also injured. Prayers go out to their family...

Posted by Cory about 12 years ago

Horrible, horrible, horrible!!!  How messed up do you have to be to go through two rooms of a house?  Let's hope the authorities keep this person off the roads for a very long time.  My condolences to the family.

Posted by Tchaka Owen (Galleria International Realty) about 12 years ago

This is horrible, I wish that they could change the intent clause on DWI to show that if you drink without prior finding an alternate route home, you intended to cause injury or death when you got into an accident.  Short of that, there isn't much to keep this driver off the road for any great length of time.  This is a horrible waste and a tragedy, my thoughs and prayers go out to this young man's family!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) about 12 years ago


This is heartbreaking. A child is not even safe from a drunk driver in their own bed. The driver should get life.

Posted by Susan Peters, The Better it Looks the Better it Sells (Dove Realty Inc.) about 12 years ago

I am featuring this as a prayer request in "Christianity and Real Estate"........

May the Lord watch over the family and comfort them in their loss.....

Posted by Alexander Harb, Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing (Knights Investing) about 12 years ago

What a horrible crime...with her previous DUI convictions, she needs to be imprisoned for a very long time.  She is clearly a menace to society. 

My prayers go out to the family;  they must be devastated.

Posted by Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results. (Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545) about 12 years ago

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