April 06, 2011

Had a death really close to home tonight.  Sometime during the late evening, firetrucks and cop cars went down our street with sirens and lights.  Jeremy came in a little later and told us that there had been a really bad accident at the end of our street.  There had been a motorcycle/car accident (the car was driven by a 20 year old girl who fled the scene; she later turned herself in) and the young man riding the bike had died.  Made us all stop and think.  Jeremy rides a bike.  He is safety conscious but accidents happen.  He had one a couple of years ago that if it had not been for the quick thinking of a friend of his, he would have died.

A couple of hours later, Jeremy told Mom and I that the young man that died was not only someone he went to school with but is also the brother in law of Lyric's aunt.  He was only 25.  His name was Mitchell.  He left behind a wife and a year old son.

Including Tommy, this is the 7th death in the last 17 months.  Three of them were school mates of Jeremy's.

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