Trey and his dad David, my oldest son and my ex-husband/my three sons’ father were riding their bicycles in a marked bike lane in Wilmington, NC at 9:20am on Sunday morning April 3, 2011, training for a triathlon together when they were hit by a 63-year-old drunk and drugged driver. David was killed on impact, leaving Trey and his 11-year-old twin brothers without a father, and Trey died from internal brain injuries the next day, hit 10 days before his 18th birthday, 2 weeks from prom, 2 months from his high school graduation. I share my story often at MADD VIPs and my boys’ school.
Forever 17, both always missed.
— Joy Blakley