On Friday December 5, 2014, my husband kissed me goodbye at 6:00AM before he left for work. We had plans to attend a holiday party that evening and we were looking forward to it. These plans never came to fruition. Sherman was killed in a horrific hit and run crash thirty minutes after leaving home. A man who was drunk, high and speeding 80 miles per hour from the left lane to the right lane crashed into my husband’s car, forcing him off the road into a tree and left him to die alone.
Had the driver stayed and called for help, perhaps my husband of more than twenty years might have lived. Instead the driver fled and later conspired to destroy evidence by setting the car he was driving on fire. The suspect never took responsibility for his actions. It took law enforcement more than nine months of persistent and diligent detective work to find the perpetrator and bring him to justice. To this day there is not an ounce of remorse. My life and our family’s life has changed forever because of this heinous act.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving has supported me through the toughest time in my life and I am grateful for the services and support this organization has provided to me when I needed a hand to hold the most.
Would you join me in supporting Mothers Against Drunk Driving and make a donation that can help save a life, educate our communities, and support the victims of this heinous crime? Together we can make a difference. Together we can campaign to eliminate drunk driving so no other family has too endure this tragic crime.
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Wife of Sherman Richardson