My son has been in touch with his old girlfriend (“S”) (now married w/kids) for the past six months. She came home to bury her mother and provide 24 hour care for her father who suffered a massive stroke last year. The news came this morning that S’s sister’s children were missing and last seen Friday at school. S posted the information on her Facebook page. Not one hour later we find out that sister’s Ex had picked up the kids for his usual weekend visit last Friday and took off. We had barely absorbed this news when a second post appeared: they’d been notified that the Ex and two kid were killed. Here is a clipping:
Male Driver, 2 Children Killed In 5 Freeway Crash Near Castaic
CASTAIC (CBSLA.com) — Two children and a man were killed early Monday morning in a crash on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway.
The accident happened around 1 a.m. Whitaker Brake Check area, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A 1997 Honda Accord entered the break check area where a big rig was legally parked “with the driver asleep in the sleeper berth,” officials said.
“For unknown reasons the driver of the Honda Accord veered left as it approached the big rig and struck the rear of the big rig prior to any evasive action by the driver,” the CHP added.
The Honda became wedged underneath the big rig with the male driver and two children, a boy and girl, suffering fatal injuries in the crash.
The victims’ identities have not been released.
I am thinking of them today and wish them the best.
It’s not front page news, but three lives lost, the Ex drove into that truck on purpose, the hurt his actions have caused to S’s family; it’s worth a passing mention maybe?
Coincidentally, H and I have been watching The Killing via Netflix. I haven’t watched a drama in ages, but this one has sucked me in. Mad devoted female detective investigating the death of a 17yo girl. Showing how the family responds to this tragedy has won this program numerous awards. Now here it is; knowing someone actually going through such a devastating event. I can’t imagine how someone gets over the loss of a child. I’ve known very old ladies who remember with misty eyes, the babies that were taken from their arms.
No real reason to post this except as a reminder to be thankful for what you have. I am.