Something Else Very, Very Bad

@DianneN (92080)
United States
June 27, 2017 12:27pm CST
Early Saturday morning, while in Boston, I received a phone call from our younger son, who was kitty sitting Doodles, the cat, at our home. It was horrendous news. His best friend was killed in a car accident around 1:16 AM. As far as we know, he fell asleep at the wheel, ran over a rotary, and hit a tree. He probably never knew what happened, thank goodness. His head went through the windshield, he was ejected from the car, and the car was ripped in half. He had just turned 32 years old. We tried to console our son as best we could. His fiancée stopped by our home to be with him. He will help his friend's brother write the eulogy for the memorial service. Such heartbreak all around.
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• United States
27 Jun 17
Oh RIP to the man. I am so sorry to hear this Dianne.
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
27 Jun 17
Such a waste of life.
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• United States
27 Jun 17
@DianneN Yes but I sure hope like you said that he didn't know what hit him poor soul.
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@TheHorse (75076)
• Walnut Creek, California
27 Jun 17
Very sad news.
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
27 Jun 17
Very.
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@TheHorse (75076)
• Walnut Creek, California
27 Jun 17
@DianneN I don't like losing friends. It happens at my age. But 32 is too young.
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
27 Jun 17
@TheHorse I so agree.
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• Lenox, Georgia
27 Jun 17
I am so so sorry for your son, and everyone who knew him. That is so awful. =( I will pray for the comfort of everyone that loved him.
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
27 Jun 17
Thank you so much for your prayers.
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• Lenox, Georgia
27 Jun 17
@DianneN Your welcome.
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@just4him (132707)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Jun 17
Oh that's awful. I'm so sorry! I can't imagine the heartache he's going through at this loss. My prayers are with the family and your son.
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
27 Jun 17
It is so awful! Our son stopped by yesterday to see how my husband was doing, and kept breaking down. Thank you for all the prayers you have given us.
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@just4him (132707)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Jun 17
@DianneN It brings me to tears just thinking about it.
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
27 Jun 17
@just4him His friend was so handsome and sweet. His head was split open and he had severe trauma to his upper body. His family went to say goodbye to him today. His brother needs to touch him one more time before he's cremated. They will hold a memorial service on Thursday.
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@rebelann (43662)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Jun 17
My condolences to your son and the family of his best friend. It'll be hard for him to get over this anytime soon.
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
27 Jun 17
Thanks, Ann. He still cries over it. He is devastated and so are we.
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@rebelann (43662)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Jun 17
It's going to be a long while before he'll be able to talk about his friend without crying @DianneN
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
28 Jun 17
@rebelann I'm sure of it. It's such an awfully sad thing and so senseless.
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
27 Jun 17
That is heartbreaking. What a sad story.
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
28 Jun 17
Just so awful!
• Pamplona, Spain
28 Jun 17
How terrible and to lose his best friend too. Condolences to all the Family and your Son and all of you of course.
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
28 Jun 17
Thank you so much. My heart is broken.
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
30 Jun 17
@lovinangelsinstead21 So sorry, and it's so true. We are all so sad.
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• Pamplona, Spain
30 Jun 17
@DianneN After all the years that have gone by we still remember all of them and the day it happened but we also remember their being alive which helps a lot.
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@ridingbet (61840)
• Philippines
28 Jun 17
i am so sorry. your son is surely devastated knowing his best friend is gone forever now. the sight of the car is giving me chills. surely nobody survived in that kind of car accident. reading your comment about the victim's head being split open is so sad to imagine.
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
28 Jun 17
Thanks for your kind words. This whole thing is such a living nightmare.
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
28 Jun 17
@ridingbet That is just awful! It's horrendous that the driver kept going. I hope he is caught.
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@ridingbet (61840)
• Philippines
29 Jun 17
@DianneN up till now, the driver is not yet caught. the bereaved family of the victim is crying out for justice.
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@manikarnika (2524)
• India
28 Jun 17
Yeah...My hearty Condolences to your son's friend.Your son will really miss him so much.Even l think every time when logging in to mylot, suppose l am not seeing my dear friend post for more than two days l worry and speak to myself that they have some offline work and soon come to Online in Mylot like that . So l really feel the pain of best friend who is no more...He should get rest in peace
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
28 Jun 17
What kind and thoughtful words! Thank you. I have lost a few good myLot and Facebook friends. Always shocked.
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• India
29 Jun 17
@DianneN Yeah...l could understand.It happens sometimes but l have realised soon God bring same kind of friend which equates them soon or later in unexpected way
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
29 Jun 17
@manikarnika That would be so nice. My son is waiting for a sign that his friend is okay in Heaven. So sad.
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
27 Jun 17
Oh No, Dianne! I am so sorry to hear this . I wish that when a person is tired they would not insist on driving. My condolences to every one and may he rest in peace @DianneN . xoxox
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
28 Jun 17
Thanks for messaging me, Catherine. I appreciate it, We still don't know what caused the accident. A friend of our son has been dealing with police reports, the morgue, etc. They are hoping for an autopsy to find out what truly happened. Thanks you so much.
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
28 Jun 17
@DianneN , I had to let you know I am thinking of you all . I am sorry, I thought it had been established that he had fallen asleep behind the wheel, but see now that that is not the case and I hope the autopsy will provide the answers needed. This is all so heart breaking, Dianne, and again, condolences to all. Much love to you all. xoxox
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
28 Jun 17
@bluesa No problem. We still don't know exactly what happened, which still won't bring him back to us. So devastated.
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@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
29 Jun 17
Fell asleep during driving is really dangerous. May God bless the family of the passed. If you may, send my condolences to your son's family and consoles to your son. Sorry to hear this news.
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@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
30 Jun 17
@DianneN You're welcome. May God give them strength to move on.
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
1 Jul 17
@Tracy04 Thank you so much and hugs to you.
@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
1 Jul 17
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@LeaPea2417 (23226)
• Toccoa, Georgia
29 Jun 17
@DianneN this really really really kills me to read. I know your son doesn't know me at all, but tell him one of your MyLot friends is praying for him. Give your son a hug from me. And hugs to you. I pray for his friend's family.
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
29 Jun 17
Thank you so very, very much. Prayers are most welcome. My son is taking this as badly as his poor friend's family. We are all devastated.
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@LeaPea2417 (23226)
• Toccoa, Georgia
29 Jun 17
@DianneN I is very devastating. 32 years old is way too young. Was he married?
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
29 Jun 17
@LeaPea2417 No, but he was living with his gf. Way too young, for sure, and handsome as could be.
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@bunnybon7 (37950)
• Holiday, Florida
28 Jun 17
so sorry for your son and the guy was so young. thats terrible. if only he had been wearing the seatbelt and had air bags he might have survived it
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
28 Jun 17
We don't know if he had his seatbelt on or if the airbags went off. He was a manager at a car dealership, too!
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@bunnybon7 (37950)
• Holiday, Florida
28 Jun 17
@DianneN if he went through the windshield i just figured that was the case
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
28 Jun 17
@bunnybon7 It does make sense. I will try to find out.
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• Eugene, Oregon
1 Jul 17
How sad to hear that. Anne's brother in law (66) was killed in a motorcycle accident in Boise on Thursday. Sometimes things happen so fast.
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
1 Jul 17
Omg! I'm so very sorry! Please give Anne a hug and my deepest condolences! That is so tragic.
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• Eugene, Oregon
1 Jul 17
@DianneN I will and thank you.
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@jobelbojel (9031)
• Philippines
29 Jun 17
I am so sorry for your son's bestfriend. That was a horrible accident.
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• Philippines
29 Jun 17
@DianneN Will offer prayers for his soul
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
1 Jul 17
@jobelbojel That is so kind and lovely of you.
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@dianadee (1784)
• South Africa
28 Jun 17
What a tragic end. Prayers and support to your son and fiance.
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
29 Jun 17
Thanks so much, Diana.
@dianadee (1784)
• South Africa
29 Jun 17
@DianneN Good to support each other.
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
30 Jun 17
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@nanette64 (18208)
• Fairfield, Texas
28 Jun 17
OMG, how awful @DianneN . Is that the picture of the wrecked vehicle?
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
28 Jun 17
Just awful and that's his car.
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@nanette64 (18208)
• Fairfield, Texas
28 Jun 17
@DianneN OMG, no one could have survived that.
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
28 Jun 17
@nanette64 No, no one.
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@1hopefulman (34943)
• Canada
27 Jun 17
My, that's is so horrible and so tragic! My condolences to all who mourn the loss of this precious one!
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
28 Jun 17
Thank you, Felix. It's so awfully sad.
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@1hopefulman (34943)
• Canada
28 Jun 17
@DianneN I can only imagine what his parents, family and close friends like your son are going through. May God give them strength!
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
28 Jun 17
@1hopefulman Thank you!
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@much2say (40938)
• United States
29 Jun 17
So sorry to hear this . . . my heart goes out to his family and friends. Big hugs to your son. 32 is so young - too young .
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
30 Jun 17
Thanks so much. My son is still devastated and needs to heal. It's so heartbreaking for everyone who knew him. 700 people turned up at his memorial service.
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@much2say (40938)
• United States
2 Jul 17
@DianneN Heartbreaking indeed .
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@LadyDuck (188590)
• Switzerland
28 Jun 17
I am very sorry, a sad moment for your son, 32 is too early to die.
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
28 Jun 17
Thank you. It has devastated my son. His friend had everything to live for, and it breaks our hearts.
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@LadyDuck (188590)
• Switzerland
29 Jun 17
@DianneN When young people die not being ill or due to a disease it's horrible.
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