Posts filed under: Victim Stories

A poet with a love of animals, Janakae was in her third year at Texas Tech University where she was studying veterinarian medicine when she wasn’t playing in the marching band. She had a goal of playing every instrument before...
  • Aleandra “Aly” Anika Sanchez
Aly was a natural born leader and an adventurer. She loved life and was always trying something new. She strived to help others by caring for her grandfather and teaching a neighbor how to use the computer. At 12 she...
Anniversaries represent a date when something began; a new relationship was formed, a special event celebrated, or a day of remembrance of something significant (and sometimes life changing) that happened. For Joyce Wisdom, September 1st 1992, marks a day that...
Summer time family vacations usually bring  wonderful lasting memories. But for our family the memories of summer vacation and the Fourth of July holiday will never be the same. My family’s trip to Disney World on July 4, 2004 will...
February 7, 2007 was the day that forever changed Karen Mertes’ life path. Karen, a Lieutenant Colonel serving in the United States Air Force, was driving the speed limit on the interstate when she was struck from behind by a...
In December of 2012, Nancylee Salerno was returning home from holiday shopping when a 29-year old drunk driver entered an I-84 off-ramp traveling in the wrong direction....
In December of 2012, Nancylee Salerno was returning home from holiday shopping when a 29-year old drunk driver entered an I-84 off-ramp traveling in the wrong direction. Several cars swerved to avoid the wrong-way driver, butNancylee did not have enough...
When Cathy Dewitt, Cody’s mom, visualized her oldest son’s high school graduation she dreamed a time of joy, celebration, and planning ahead for the next stage of his life. Cathy was excited about the numerous possibilities for Cody; she never...
This is the first in a three-part series by Drunk Driving Victim Erin Rollins: My entire body shook. My closest friends, family and I had waited for this day for months. October 18, 2016 represented two years of waiting. Two...
On August 14, 1997, I was able to witness the birth of my nephew, Damion Michael Henderson. For the next 16 years, 6 months and 23 days, I watched him grow from an infant into a young man. He was...
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