Underage Drinkers Against Drunk DrivingTM
Memorial to Double Victims
Victims of the government-imposed drinking age
Victims of the government’s refusal to eliminate drunk driving

Ironically, the families of double victims often team up with MADD
to promote more injustice against responsible people younger than 21.

See also the LINKS to memorial pages about victims of drunk drivers.

Video from Detroit Free Press




Shanice Patrice Carter, 18
This woman never got a chance to drink legally in California. The driver who allegedly crossed onto the wrong side and killed her at age 18 on 27 March 2007 faces felony charges including drunk driving (0.16%). He is 63 years old.
News 10 ... Cached
News 10
Sacramento Bee
KFBK-AM 1530 kHz [convicted]
Sacramento Bee ...Cached

Roberto Vellanoweth, 63


Research continues to show that young drivers 15 to 20 years old are more often involved in alcohol-related crashes than any other comparable age group. Alcohol-crash involvement rates, share of the alcohol-crash problem and alcohol-crash risk all reach their peaks with young drivers, with the peaks for fatal crashes occurring at age 21.
http://madd.org/Media-Center/Media-Center/Media-Library/Statistics.aspx?Page=8


Jacob Clemmons, 20
This man never got a chance to drink legally. On 14 April 2008, he was riding in a car when a driver, 60, allegedly drove drunk and ran a stop sign at County Road 68 and North Holly Street in Loxley, Alabama, and crashed into him. She is charged with manslaughter.
WPMI-TV Channel 15
WKRG-TV Channel 5

Carolyn Middleton, 60


Folks under 21 obviously aren’t protected by underage drinking laws.


Ashley Rose Griffin, 6 May 1988 - 4 April 2007
This woman never got a chance to drink legally in North Carolina. On 4 April 2007, a drunk pickup truck driver crossed onto her side of South Point Road near Belmont and struck her head-on, killing her at 18. He was 60 years old. Add another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash” to the official tally that fuels political debate, guides the legislative process and promotes prejudice against teenagers.
WCNC-TV Channel 6
WSOC-TV Channel 9


Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat drunk driving, combat drunk driving.


Nels Keith Jacobson, 18
8 January 1987
- 10 June 2005
This man never got a chance to drink legally. On 10 June 2005, he was a passenger in a car that was struck head-on by a drunk (0.16%) driver. Friends helped her out to her vehicle because she was too drunk to walk.
WEAU-TV Channel 13
WSAW-TV Channel 7
Funeral Home obituary

Katherine Arrowood, 59


“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for youth ages fifteen to twenty (NHTSA 1997).”
U.S. Department of “Justice”



Christian Tidwell, 19
This soldier never got a chance to drink legally. He was killed at 19 in a crash on 6 January 2007. A 56-year-old drunk driver, with two prior DWI’s pled guilty to vehicular homicide involving alcohol and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.
WMC-TV Channel 5
Memphis Commercial Appeal [sentenced] ... Cached

Ricky Willis, 56


Research continues to show that young drivers 15 to 20 years old are more often involved in alcohol-related crashes than any other comparable age group. Alcohol-crash involvement rates, share of the alcohol-crash problem and alcohol-crash risk all reach their peaks with young drivers, with the peaks for fatal crashes occurring at age 21.
http://madd.org/Media-Center/Media-Center/Media-Library/Statistics.aspx?Page=8


Brian DeLong, 17
This boy was killed and his 3 teenage friends were badly hurt on 1 October 2005 when they were struck from behind as they were walking down the Route 3 in Richland, New York. The criminal, age 55, 0.23% BAC, was charged with DWI and entered a plea bargain for criminally negligent homicide. A survivor says the driver’s headlights weren’t even on.
Baldwinsville Daily News
WWNY-TV Channel 7
WSTM-TV Channel 3
WSTM-TV Channel 3

Terrance Wilson, 55

Folks under 21 obviously aren’t protected by underage drinking laws.


Hannah Hupke, 17
An inverted sign told this girl to go the wrong way on U.S. 65/69 near Carlisle, Iowa on 9 June 2005, so the drunk driver, who was 55 and had 0.184% BAC, only got probation. Another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash.”
Des Moines Register ... KCCI-TV Channel 8

Michael Vesey, 55


Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat drunk driving, combat drunk driving.


Katelyn Contraros, 19
This woman never got a chance to drink legally. She was driving on Route 111 in Windham, New Hampshire on 30 October 2005 when a drunk driver, 53, crossed onto her side and slammed into her head-on, killing her.
WBZ-TV Channel 4.
WMUR-TV Channel 9. [includes video]
Eagle-Tribune.

Jack Webb, 53


“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for youth ages fifteen to twenty (NHTSA 1997).”
U.S. Department of “Justice”


Adam Klingensmith, 16
This boy was helping an elderly woman whose car broke down, at 22:30 on 28 December 2007 in Shreveport, Louisiana when he was struck and killed. Police suspect alcohol was involved but have not filed drunk-driving charges because so much time elapsed between the accident and the arrest, accident investigator Sgt. Tom Oster said. The suspect has 3 prior DWI’s. He drove 9 blocks with the victim’'s body on his car.
KTBS-TV Channel 3
Shreveport Times

Jimmy Ray White, 52


Research continues to show that young drivers 15 to 20 years old are more often involved in alcohol-related crashes than any other comparable age group. Alcohol-crash involvement rates, share of the alcohol-crash problem and alcohol-crash risk all reach their peaks with young drivers, with the peaks for fatal crashes occurring at age 21.
http://madd.org/Media-Center/Media-Center/Media-Library/Statistics.aspx?Page=8


Andrew Keating, 15
This boy was walking his bike across the street at St. Louis Avenue and West 115th Street in Chicago, Illinois at 22:30 on 30 June 2005 when he was run over. The driver, age 51, was drunk, had a suspended license and no insurance.
WMAQ-TV Channel 5
WLS-TV Channel 7
WBBM-AM 780 kHz
Daily Southtown
Chicago Tribune
WLS-TV Channel 7

Johnny Leland, 51


Folks under 21 obviously aren’t protected by underage drinking laws.


Kimberly S. Hobbs, 16
Did you know what the statistics on “teenagers killed in drunk driving crashes.” really mean? This girl was riding to her grandmother’s house after school on 28 November 2006. She was killed, and the girl driving, also 16, was seriously hurt by a drunk, age 49, BAC 0.23%, who drove his S.U.V. onto their side of Neely Store Road in Rock Hill, South Carolina and struck them head-on.
WSOC-TV Channel 9 (crash)
WSOC-TV Channel 9 (sentence)

William Brown, 49


Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat drunk driving, combat drunk driving.


Clint A. Erickson, 18
This man never got a chance to drink legally. He was killed when a drunk driver, age 48, 0.195% BAC, ran a red light at the intersection of Highway 100 and Beloit Road in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on 28 January 2006, just before midnight, and crashed into him. His passengers, both 17, were hurt.
Greenfield NOW ... Journal-Sentinel Online
WISN-TV Channel 12 ... WISN-TV Channel 12

Terry Kletzien, 48


“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for youth ages fifteen to twenty (NHTSA 1997).”
U.S. Department of “Justice”


Rebecca Siebenmorgen, 19
This woman never got a chance to drink legally. She was on her Yamaha motorcycle headed north on Highway 1 about 10 km south of Half Moon Bay at 18:00 on 1 October 2005, when a Ford Ranger pickup truck drifted across the center line and hit her head-on. The driver, 47, fled the scene. He was charged with five felonies, including second-degree murder and vehicular manslaughter under the influence of drugs.
Santa Cruz Sentinel ... San Mateo Daily Journal
Obituary ... KRON-TV Channel 4


Research continues to show that young drivers 15 to 20 years old are more often involved in alcohol-related crashes than any other comparable age group. Alcohol-crash involvement rates, share of the alcohol-crash problem and alcohol-crash risk all reach their peaks with young drivers, with the peaks for fatal crashes occurring at age 21.
http://madd.org/Media-Center/Media-Center/Media-Library/Statistics.aspx?Page=8


Heidi Jeanne
Strodtman, 19
8 July 1987
-21 April 2007
This woman never got a chance to drink legally. On 21 April 2007, she was killed when her car was hit head-on by a pickup truck going the wrong way. The pickup truck driver, 47, faces drunk driving and manslaughter charges.
Columbia Tribune
Columbia Missourian
KMIZ-TV Channel 17
Columbia Tribune (sentence)
Funeral home obituary

Donald Thompson, 47


Folks under 21 obviously aren’t protected by underage drinking laws.


Grace Chamberlain and Andrew Hopkins, both 18
ELEVEN PRIOR DWI’S
This man and this woman never got a chance to drink legally. On 2 March 2006, a drunk driver with eleven prior DWI convictions crossed onto their side of Tavern Road in Burton, Ohio and struck them head-on with a pick-up truck. He tested 0.26% BAC.
WKBN-TV Channel 27 ... WKBN-TV Channel 27 Video ... News-Herald ... Watch This Video ... WEWS-TV Channel 5 ... WPRI-TV Channel 12 ... News-Herald ... Criminal record of suspect

James Cline, 47

Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat drunk driving, combat drunk driving.


Joshua Moren, 18
This man never got a chance to drink legally. He was riding his motorcycle on Route 47 toward Wildwood, New Jersey on 21 June 2008 when he was killed in a head-on crash with an SUV. The other driver, 47, has been charged with DWI. Another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash.”
WMGM-TV Channel 40
Bridgeton News
Press of Atlantic City
Daily Journal


“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for youth ages fifteen to twenty (NHTSA 1997).”
U.S. Department of “Justice”


Che Skaggs, 16
This guy wasn’t even on the roadway when a driver struck and killed him at 4503 Claibornes Road near Mebane, North Carolina on 11 February 2008. The suspect drove down the road, called 9-1-1 then went into Three Points Grill, ordered a cheeseburger, then drove back to the crash scene. The suspect is charged with drunk driving. (0.23% BAC)
WRAL-TV Channel 5 ... News and Observer
WNCN-TV Channel 17 ... WTVD-TV Channel 11
Burlington Times News

Scott Belling, 47


Research continues to show that young drivers 15 to 20 years old are more often involved in alcohol-related crashes than any other comparable age group. Alcohol-crash involvement rates, share of the alcohol-crash problem and alcohol-crash risk all reach their peaks with young drivers, with the peaks for fatal crashes occurring at age 21.
http://madd.org/Media-Center/Media-Center/Media-Library/Statistics.aspx?Page=8



Talhia Heroux, 18


Ashley Britsch-Knetzger, 18
These women never got a chance to drink legally. Their car had the green light on 3 June 2008 in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin. The other driver, 45, has been charged with two counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle.
Green Bay Press Gazette
WBAY-TV Channel 2
WBAY-TV Channel 2
Fox 11

Anrietta “Monique” Geske, 45

Folks under 21 obviously aren’t protected by underage drinking laws.


Allison Joy
Angerman, 20
This woman never got a chance to drink legally. She was waiting at a red light on Eglin Parkway in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on 30 June 2006 when she was struck head-on and killed. The other driver was 44, driving left of center, fleeing a police chase and was drunk and high on marijuana. Two people in another car were hurt. She got 45 years.
Emerald Coast
WJHG-TV Channel 7
Northwest Florida Daily News

Sharon Martin, 44


Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat drunk driving, combat drunk driving.


Cameron Charles Tessin, 18
This man (who had been a student at Washington State School for the Blind) never got a chance to drink legally. On 21 December 2006, he was killed when the car he was riding in was struck head-on by a pickup truck. Investigators say the driver, 44, was drunk. He already had two DWI convictions.
Funeral Home Memorial
KING-TV Channel 5
MySpace Page


“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for youth ages fifteen to twenty (NHTSA 1997).”
U.S. Department of “Justice”


Alisha Garcia, 17
Alisha García, 17, was killed; Arissa García, 15, was seriously hurt, and four other family members were killed on 11 November 2006 near Santa Fe, New Mexico. They were struck by a pickup truck whose driver was 44 and already had three DWI convictions. He was driving drunk, 0.32%, and going the wrong way on Interstate 25.

Without efforts to prevent underage drinking, there could be an increase in the number of drunk driving deaths and injuries among these inexperienced drivers. http://www.madd.org/aboutus/1272
Santa Fe New Mexican

Dana Pabst, 44


Research continues to show that young drivers 15 to 20 years old are more often involved in alcohol-related crashes than any other comparable age group. Alcohol-crash involvement rates, share of the alcohol-crash problem and alcohol-crash risk all reach their peaks with young drivers, with the peaks for fatal crashes occurring at age 21.
http://madd.org/Media-Center/Media-Center/Media-Library/Statistics.aspx?Page=8


Mayada Jafar, 15, and cousin
Athear Jafar, 16
This should help you understand statistics on “teenagers killed in drunk driving crashes.” These were two of Allah’s obedient teetotallers. They died on the scene after being hit from behind by a blue 2005 Kia Optima that swerved onto the shoulder where the girls were walking along Kinnelon Road in Kinnelon, New Jersey on 20 April 2006. The victims were propelled into the air. The suspect, age 44, tested 0.305% BAC.
NJ.COM ... WABC-TV Channel 7 ... WCBS-TV Channel 2

Eugene Baum, Jr., 44


Folks under 21 obviously aren’t protected by underage drinking laws.


Jacob Brock and Jennifer Kois, both 19
These college students never got a chance to drink legally. They were killed at age 19 on 22 March 2007, and the other driver, 42, who blew a 0.29%, faces first-degree murder charges.
Denver Post
Vail Daily News

Patrick Strawmatt, 42


Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat drunk driving, combat drunk driving.


Amanda Laurenson, 17
This girl was driving a white Acura RSX, turning onto Crabapple Drive from Blom Boulevard in the Southern Hills neighborhood of Shreveport, Louisiana on 3 April 2004 when a drunk driver, 41, 0.13% BAC, with a prior DWI conviction, driving 112 km/h broadsided her and killed her. The drunk driver was speeding straight through the intersection, left of center.

Shreveport Police Department
KTBS-TV Channel 3
KSLA-TV Channel 12
KLFY-TV Channel 10
KTAL-TV Channel 6 [video included]
Shreveport Times [sentence increased]
Appeals Court ruling [.PDF]

William Gourdine, 41


“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for youth ages fifteen to twenty (NHTSA 1997).”
U.S. Department of “Justice”


Adrienne Keil, 17
This girl was walking down the 5500 block of Penn Avenue in Friendship, Pennsylvania on 27 January 2007 at 21:15 when a drunk driver, age 41, 0.153% BAC, already under suspension for a prior DWI, drove a 1994 grey Dodge Caravan over the curb, onto the sidewalk, killing the girl and a man who was walking by.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review [funeral]
WPXI-TV Channel 11
KDKA-TV Channel 2
WTAE-TV Channel 4
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (sentence)
KDKA-TV Channel 2 (sentence)

Angelo Rodriguez, 41


Research continues to show that young drivers 15 to 20 years old are more often involved in alcohol-related crashes than any other comparable age group. Alcohol-crash involvement rates, share of the alcohol-crash problem and alcohol-crash risk all reach their peaks with young drivers, with the peaks for fatal crashes occurring at age 21.
http://madd.org/Media-Center/Media-Center/Media-Library/Statistics.aspx?Page=8


Lauren Berglund, 20
This woman never got a chance to drink legally. She was walking home on Route 9 in Boulder Creek, California on 14 May 2007 when she got hit. The suspect is 40, tested 0.20%, was driving on a suspended license, already had two DWI convictions, and allegedly crashed into a guard rail several times before hitting her. But at least she wasn’t drinking under age.
Santa Cruz Sentinel ... Santa Cruz Sentinel ... Obituary ... KSBW-TV Channel 8

April Dawn Jackson, 40


Folks under 21 obviously aren’t protected by underage drinking laws.


Louis Calandrino, Jr., 19
This man never got a chance to drink legally. The drunk driver who killed him had two prior DWI’s. He got 170 days.
KMBC-TV Channel 9

Michael Binggeli, 40


Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat drunk driving, combat drunk driving.


Maritza Dela Cruz, 19
Image from Artists Against Drunk Driving
This woman never got a chance to drink legally. On 9 May 2005, as she was returning home from visiting her mother, she had the green light at the intersection of Coal and Carlisle in southeast Albuquerque, New Mexico, when a drunk driver, 40, with two prior DWI’s ran the red light and broadsided her. He only served three days for his prior DWI’s.
KOB-TV Channel 4
KOB-TV Channel 4

Nolberto Gonzales, 40


“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for youth ages fifteen to twenty (NHTSA 1997).”
U.S. Department of “Justice”


Dilcia Peña, 16
A drunk (0.16%) cop ran over and killed this girl, her sister and nephew as they were crossing the street in Brooklyn, New York on 4 August 2001.
Court TV
New York Times
New York Times
CNN
CBS News
CBS News

Joseph Gray, 40


Research continues to show that young drivers 15 to 20 years old are more often involved in alcohol-related crashes than any other comparable age group. Alcohol-crash involvement rates, share of the alcohol-crash problem and alcohol-crash risk all reach their peaks with young drivers, with the peaks for fatal crashes occurring at age 21.
http://madd.org/Media-Center/Media-Center/Media-Library/Statistics.aspx?Page=8


Joshua Milana, 20

Morgan Hohnbaum, 18
This man and this woman never got a chance to drink legally. On 10 June 2007 at 01:00, at the intersection of North 84th Street and Havelock Avenue in Lincoln, Nebraska, their motorcycle was cut off by a left-turning drunk driver, age 39, who was driving on a suspended license and blew 0.15%. The suspect already had one DWI conviction.
Lincoln Journal Star
Lincoln Journal Star
KOLN/KGIN TV Channels 10 & 11 (Video included)
KOTA-TV
KMTV-TV Channel 3
Lincoln Journal Star [sentence]
KFOR-AM 1240 kHz [sentence]

Brett Griffin, 39


Folks under 21 obviously aren’t protected by underage drinking laws.


Lawrence Garner, 18
This man never got a chance to drink alcohol legally. On 7 February 2011, he had just pulled out of a driveway in the 10600 block of North Keys Road in Brandywine, Maryland, when a speeding, drunk (0.25% BAC) FBI agent, age 39, struck his car and killed him at 18. He got 18 months.
WUSA-TV Channel 9
WJLA-TV Channel 7
Gaithersburg Gazette
WBAL-AM 1090 kHz

FBI Agent Adrian Johnson, 39


Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat drunk driving, combat drunk driving.


Matthew Kato, 17
This boy was killed about 21:00 on 21 July 2004 when a car traveling at high speed westbound on Lehigh Station Road collided with his car, which was turning onto Lehigh Station off Beckwith Road in Henrietta, New York. The other driver, 39, pleaded guilty to felony charges of second-degree manslaughter and second-degree vehicular assault and a misdemeanor of driving while intoxicated. Another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash.” Get a load of this: The family asked that donations be made to MADD, which promotes bigotry against people under 21.
Democrat and Chronicle ... R News ... R News


“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for youth ages fifteen to twenty (NHTSA 1997).”
U.S. Department of “Justice”


Jonathan Baugh, 17
This boy was killed 17 October 2006. The drunk driver, 39, was going the wrong way on U.S. 30. He already had one DWI conviction, was wanted for a second DWI charge, and was driving on a revoked license.
Iowa State Daily
KCCI-TV Channel 8
KCRG-TV Channel 9
WHO-TV Channel 13
WHO-TV Channel 13

Phillip Stephens, 39


Research continues to show that young drivers 15 to 20 years old are more often involved in alcohol-related crashes than any other comparable age group. Alcohol-crash involvement rates, share of the alcohol-crash problem and alcohol-crash risk all reach their peaks with young drivers, with the peaks for fatal crashes occurring at age 21.
http://madd.org/Media-Center/Media-Center/Media-Library/Statistics.aspx?Page=8


Christopher Brown, 17
As this boy was driving home from work at a sandwich shop, on 26 January 2008 at 22:00. As he approached the intersection of State Avenue and 86th street in Kansas City, Kansas, he was rear-ended by a driver, 39, who was charged with drunken driving, aggravated battery and criminal use of a weapon, for carrying an unlicensed concealed gun, police said. But at least the suspect wasn’t drinking under age.

Kansas City Star
KMBC-TV Channel 9
KCTV-TV Channel 5

Eric Snitz, 39


Folks under 21 obviously aren’t protected by underage drinking laws.


Jonathan Z. Martin, 15
Another victim to add to the statistics on “teenagers killed in drunk driving crashes.” This boy was driving a golf cart on County Road 47 in Parishville, New York on 30 March 2007 when he was struck. The driver, age 39, with a prior DWAI and a prior DWI conviction tested 0.18%.
News 10 Now
WWNY-TV Channel 7
Memorial page (.PDF)

Richard Hayes, 39


Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat drunk driving, combat drunk driving.


Cooper Campbell, 15
This boy was a passenger in a limousine near mile 14 on the Maine Turnpike on the night of 28 April 2008 when a wrong-way driver, 38, with two prior drunk driving convictions struck the limo head on. The wrong-way driver has been charged with drunk driving and two counts of manslaughter.

Portland Press Herald
Sun Journal
Seacoast Online
WMTW-TV Channel 8

Donna Bartlett, 38


“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for youth ages fifteen to twenty (NHTSA 1997).”
U.S. Department of “Justice”


Henry Rivera, 18
and Pedro Hernandez, 20
These men never got a chance to drink legally. They were killed 27 May 2007 in a head-on crash in Brighton, New York. A girl, 16, was hurt also. The other driver was 37 and he is charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, and going the wrong way on Interstate 590.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
WHAM-TV Channel 13


Research continues to show that young drivers 15 to 20 years old are more often involved in alcohol-related crashes than any other comparable age group. Alcohol-crash involvement rates, share of the alcohol-crash problem and alcohol-crash risk all reach their peaks with young drivers, with the peaks for fatal crashes occurring at age 21.
http://madd.org/Media-Center/Media-Center/Media-Library/Statistics.aspx?Page=8


Marlon Tate, 18

Victim’s brother writes memorial note.
This man never got a chance to drink legally. He was driving a Nissan Altima southbound on Kostner Avenue in Garfield Park, in Chicago’s West Side on 31 January 2008 at 23:00 CST, when he was rear-ended, causing his car to strike a pole and then a tree. He died at 00:13 on 1 February 2008 at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The other driver, 37, has been charged with DUI, speeding and reckless driving.
WMAQ-TV Channel 5
MSNBC
Chicago Tribune ... Cached



Folks under 21 obviously aren’t protected by underage drinking laws.


Matthew Bray, 17
This boy was riding his bicycle westbound on Hogback Road in Palmyra, New York on 20 April 2008 at 20:15 EDT when he was struck from behind. The driver, 36, already had three DWI convictions, and faces charges of driving drunk (0.16% BAC), driving under suspension and fleeing the scene.
WHEC-TV Channel 10
Democrat and Chronicle
MPNnow

Anibal Fontanez, 36


Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat drunk driving, combat drunk driving.


Valerie Talamantes, 19
This woman never got a chance to drink legally. On 29 December 2007, she was waiting at a red light at the intersection of Hawkins Blvd. and Montana Ave. in El Paso, Texas, when she was hit by a driver, 35, who now faces an intoxication manslaughter charge.
KVIA-TV Channel 7 ... Memorial site
KFOX-TV Channel 14


“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for youth ages fifteen to twenty (NHTSA 1997).”
U.S. Department of “Justice”


Min Soon Chang, 18
This man never got a chance to drink legally. At 00:40 on 18 November 2005, he was killed in a head-on crash at mile 36 on Interstate 485 in North Carolina.

The other driver was 35, already had two DWI convictions, had just polished off a six pack, was speeding and was going the wrong way. But at least he wasn’t drinking under age.

Charlotte News & Observer ... WCNC-TV ... WSOC-TV Channel 9

Jorge Hernández Soto, 35


Research continues to show that young drivers 15 to 20 years old are more often involved in alcohol-related crashes than any other comparable age group. Alcohol-crash involvement rates, share of the alcohol-crash problem and alcohol-crash risk all reach their peaks with young drivers, with the peaks for fatal crashes occurring at age 21.
http://madd.org/Media-Center/Media-Center/Media-Library/Statistics.aspx?Page=8


Desiderio Lopez, 44 and daughter Danielle Lopez, 16
This will help explain statistics on “teenagers killed in drunk driving crashes.” They were killed 14 April 2007 in a crash on Sierra Avenue in Fontana, California. The other driver, 35, allegedly crossed onto their side and struck them head-on. He suffered minor injuries and was booked into West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and felony DWI.
Daily Bulletin
San Bernardino County Sun


Folks under 21 obviously aren’t protected by underage drinking laws.


Natalie Housand, 20
This woman never got a chance to drink legally. The drunk driver who killed her in a head-on collision on 19 December 2004 on North Carolina Route 904 was 34.
Wilmington Star
Wilmington Star
The News Reporter
Memorial site

Jose Lopez, 34


Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat drunk driving, combat drunk driving.


James “Jimmy” Franklin Williams, 16
On 18 November 2012 at 19:00 EST, this Michigan boy was riding with his family on Interstate 77 southbound when they were involved in a crash. The other driver, 34, is facing five charges including: Operating an Uninsured Vehicle, Driving Under Suspension, Two Counts of Felony DUI with Great Bodily Injury and One Count of Felony DUI with death. But at least he wasn’t drinking under age.
WXYZ-TV Channel 7
MLive
WIS-TV Channel 10 Video

Ricky Lance Deel
Born 6 Feb 1978


“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for youth ages fifteen to twenty (NHTSA 1997).”
U.S. Department of “Justice”


Louella Blackdeer, 15
This girl and her friends were killed on prom night, 7 May 2000, when a drunk driver, 34, 0.237% BAC, struck them in Neillsville, Wisconsin. Another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash”
Central Wisconsin Broadcasting
Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Research continues to show that young drivers 15 to 20 years old are more often involved in alcohol-related crashes than any other comparable age group. Alcohol-crash involvement rates, share of the alcohol-crash problem and alcohol-crash risk all reach their peaks with young drivers, with the peaks for fatal crashes occurring at age 21.
http://madd.org/Media-Center/Media-Center/Media-Library/Statistics.aspx?Page=8


Leeanna Newman, 20
This pregnant mother never got a chance to drink legally. On 6 February 2007, she and her unborn baby were killed in a crash on South Main Street in Landis, North Carolina. The other driver faces charges including second-degree murder, DWI, hit and run and failure to stop for property damage, plus aggravating factors pertaining to the death of Newman’s unborn child. The victim leaves behind a husband; and a daughter, age 21 months, who survived the crash.
WCNC-TV Channel 6
WBTV-TV Channel 3
Salisbury Post.
WSOC-TV Channel 9
WCNC-TV Channel 6 (convicted)

Rigo Verto Guillen-Martinez, 33


Folks under 21 obviously aren’t protected by underage drinking laws.


Papamihali family
This whole family was killed in a head-on crash near Lenoir City, Tennessee on 2 January 2004 as they were returning from a holiday vacation. Vasjola Papamihali was 16. The man who crashed his Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck into them was 33. He was driving drunk and going the wrong way on Interstate 75. Another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash”
The Nashville Tennesseean
The News-Herald
WATE-TV Channel 6
CNN


Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat drunk driving, combat drunk driving.


Nicholas Fournier, 18
This man never got a chance to drink legally. On 17 November 2007, he was headed north on Interstate 89 in Colchester, Vermont when a drunk driver, 32, with three prior DWI convictions, going the wrong way, crashed into him head on, killing him.
WCAX-TV Channel 3
WPTZ-TV Channel 5

Shawn Burritt, 32


“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for youth ages fifteen to twenty (NHTSA 1997).”
U.S. Department of “Justice”


Jentil Jones Perry, 15
This girl was a passenger in an Chevy Trailblazer SUV driven by her father, westbound on Interstate 68 in Morgantown, West Virginia, on 8 July 2007 at 22:30 EDT. An eastbound drunk (0.23% BAC) driver rear-ended a Ford Taurus, sending it across the median into the path of the Trailblazer. The girl's father and younger sister, and two persons in the Taurus were also killed. The driver had seven prior DWI arrests, was driving under suspension and was facing two DWI court dates.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Charleston Daily Mail
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Flickr
State Journal

Brian J. Stone, 32


Research continues to show that young drivers 15 to 20 years old are more often involved in alcohol-related crashes than any other comparable age group. Alcohol-crash involvement rates, share of the alcohol-crash problem and alcohol-crash risk all reach their peaks with young drivers, with the peaks for fatal crashes occurring at age 21.
http://madd.org/Media-Center/Media-Center/Media-Library/Statistics.aspx?Page=8


Elizabeth Ciunci, 18

Brick in Memorial Garden
This woman never got a chance to drink legally. She was a front-seat passenger in a crash that injured three other teenagers on Thanksgiving night, 1999 in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. The Grand Am driver, age 30, who crashed into them head-on was drunk, 0.24%, driving under suspension for a prior DWI and was going the wrong way on Interstate 76. He was convicted of murder. But at least he wasn’t drinking under age.
The Pottstown Mercury
The Pottstown Mercury


Folks under 21 obviously aren’t protected by underage drinking laws.


Eric Messick, 17
This boy was riding in a car on Route 38 in Southampton, New Jersey when a drunk driver, 30, crossed the center line and killed him in a head-on collision on 14 December 2007.
Courier Post Online
Philadelphia Inquirer
Burlington County Times
Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia Inquirer (20 Feb 2008)
Courier Post Online
Burlington County Times, 14 June 2008
Philadelphia Inquirer [pleads guilty]

Jesse J. Johns, 30


Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat drunk driving, combat drunk driving.


Landon Chambers, 16
On 6 May 2003 at 01:20, this boy was riding in a car with the green light when a drunk man, age 30, with 3 prior DWI convictions out on bond for another DWI charge, driving on a suspended license, ran a red light and crashed his pickup truck into them at the intersection of Military Highway and Azalea Garden Road in Norfolk, Virginia. Another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash.”
Commonwealth Attorney ... WAVY-TV Channel 10
Memorial

Roy Lee Everett, 30


“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for youth ages fifteen to twenty (NHTSA 1997).”
U.S. Department of “Justice”


Angela McGrady, 17

Amanda Marie Geiger, 17

Megan Blong, 17

Shana Lawler, 17
The car carrying these girls and their surviving friend had the green light on 6 April 1999 when a drunk driver, age 29, ran the red light on Highway 158 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, and smashed into them, killing them and knocking the survivor unconscious.
Victim Memorial
Court TV
Site about crash


Research continues to show that young drivers 15 to 20 years old are more often involved in alcohol-related crashes than any other comparable age group. Alcohol-crash involvement rates, share of the alcohol-crash problem and alcohol-crash risk all reach their peaks with young drivers, with the peaks for fatal crashes occurring at age 21.
http://madd.org/Media-Center/Media-Center/Media-Library/Statistics.aspx?Page=8


Deanna Marie Casey, 16
This cheerleader was driving home from work at McDonald’s when a drunk driver, age 29, 0.29% BAC, crashed into a concrete barrier on Interstate 494 in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota on 28 October 2006. The concrete barrier was pushed into the path of the girl’s car, causing a chain reaction with a passing semi-trailer. She died at the scene. He got 15 months.
Dakota County website
St. Paul Pioneer Press
WCCO-TV Channel 4
KXMC-TV Channel 13
WCCO-TV Channel 4
St. Paul Pioneer Press
KARE-TV Channel 11 [sentence]

Anthony Joseph Klecker, 29


Folks under 21 obviously aren’t protected by underage drinking laws.


Ryan Yoho, 19
This man never got a chance to drink legally. The man who crossed the center line on Idlewild Road in Mint Hill, North Carolina on 16 October 2004 and struck him head-on with an SUV was 28 and drunk, 0.20%. He got 5 months.
Ryan Yoho Memorial ... News 14 Carolina
News 14 Carolina ... WBTV-TV Channel 3


Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat drunk driving, combat drunk driving.


Brian Wilson, 17
Kills another outvoted discrimination victim
The criminal, now 28, drove drunk and killed a woman, age 20, in 2004. He was on probation when he was charged with driving drunk again, 7 June 2008, killing this guy. Another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash” for MADD to cite.
WPVI-TV Channel 6
The Capital
Baltimore Sun
KYW-TV Channel 3

Andrew Rankin, 28

“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for youth ages fifteen to twenty (NHTSA 1997).”
U.S. Department of “Justice”

Alexander “Tosh” Otani, 18
This man never got a chance to drink legally. On 1 July 2006 at 15:00, he was killed and his passengers, ages 19 and 20, were injured, when he was pulling away from a curb along the 1700 block of William Howard Taft Road in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was struck by a drunk driver who was 27. The drunk driver pleaded no contest to two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, two counts of aggravated vehicular assault and two counts of vehicular assault.
The Canton Repository
The Canton Repository
The Independent
WLWT-TV Channel 5


Research continues to show that young drivers 15 to 20 years old are more often involved in alcohol-related crashes than any other comparable age group. Alcohol-crash involvement rates, share of the alcohol-crash problem and alcohol-crash risk all reach their peaks with young drivers, with the peaks for fatal crashes occurring at age 21.
http://madd.org/Media-Center/Media-Center/Media-Library/Statistics.aspx?Page=8


Danielle Romero, 18
Image from Artists Against Drunk Driving
This woman never got a chance to drink legally. On 15 August 2002, she was driving on Highway 165 near Placitas, New Mexico when a drunk driver crossed onto her side and struck her head-on. Another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash” for statistics that promote bigotry against people under 21.

KRQE-TV Channel 13 ... Sandoval Signpost
Myspace memorial video

Erline Nakai, 27


Folks under 21 obviously aren’t protected by underage drinking laws.


Torri Knutson, 18
This woman never got a chance to drink legally. On 12 May 2007, she was crossing North University Avenue in Fargo, North Dakota on foot when she was run over and killed. The drunk driver, age 26, pled guilty to manslaughter. He got five years.
In-Forum News
Grand Forks Herald
Bismarck Tribune
KXMB-TV Channel 12 [sentence]

Michael Paul Sauvageau, 26


Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat drunk driving, combat drunk driving.


Charley Wayne
Boatright, Jr., 16
1 Jan 1991
- 3 Jun 2007 and his father
On 3 June 2007, this boy was riding in a vehicle on US Highway 84 near the town of Goldsboro in northern Coleman County, Texas, that was struck head-on by a drunk driver, 26. Father and son died.

Abilene Reporter-News
KRBC TV Channel 9


“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for youth ages fifteen to twenty (NHTSA 1997).”
U.S. Department of “Justice”


Laura Nolling, 20
This woman never got a chance to drink legally. On 22 September 2006, a drunk driver, age 25, ran a red light at Panana Lane and Ashe Road in Bakersfield, California, smashing his Ford Expedition broadside into her car and killing her.
KGET-TV Channel 17 [funeral]
KGET-TV Channel 17 [conviction]
KGET-TV Channel 17 [sentence]

Jorge Armando Diaz, 25


Research continues to show that young drivers 15 to 20 years old are more often involved in alcohol-related crashes than any other comparable age group. Alcohol-crash involvement rates, share of the alcohol-crash problem and alcohol-crash risk all reach their peaks with young drivers, with the peaks for fatal crashes occurring at age 21.
http://madd.org/Media-Center/Media-Center/Media-Library/Statistics.aspx?Page=8


Jerrod Miyaki, 18
This man never got a chance to drink legally. He was killed on 9 November 2006 by a drunk driver, age 25, who was going the wrong way on the 210 Freeway in California, and hit him head on.
The Signal


Folks under 21 obviously aren’t protected by underage drinking laws.


Haddie Babineaux, 16
This girl died when the car she was driving was struck head-on, allegedly by a drunk driver who crossed onto her side of Highway 35 in Rayne, Louisiana on 12 June 2007. He already had one DWI conviction.
KLFY-TV Channel 10
KLFY-TV Channel 10
Funeral page

Dennis Juppstrom, 25

Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat drunk driving, combat drunk driving.


Gary and Cheryl Ceran, top, with their children Caleb, Clarissa, 18, Ian, 15 and Julinna.
Cheryl, Ian and Julianna died.
The car carrying this Mormon family had the green light. Clarissa was injured at age 18. Ian was killed at age 15. The pickup truck driver who sped through a red light and hit them broadside at the intersection of 5400 South and 700 West in Murray, Utah on 24 December 2006 was 24 and had 0.19% BAC.

Without efforts to prevent underage drinking, there could be an increase in the number of drunk driving deaths and injuries among these inexperienced drivers. http://www.madd.org/aboutus/1272

Deseret News
KUTV-TV Channel 2
Casper Star Tribune
KTVX-TV Channel 4


“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for youth ages fifteen to twenty (NHTSA 1997).”
U.S. Department of “Justice”


Matthew Watson, 20
This man never got a chance to drink legally. He was killed 5 May 2007 in College Park, Maryland, when his car was struck by a pickup truck. The driver of the pickup truck, age 24, was arrested for drunk driving.
Washington Post
Baltimore Sun
Diamondback


Research continues to show that young drivers 15 to 20 years old are more often involved in alcohol-related crashes than any other comparable age group. Alcohol-crash involvement rates, share of the alcohol-crash problem and alcohol-crash risk all reach their peaks with young drivers, with the peaks for fatal crashes occurring at age 21.
http://madd.org/Media-Center/Media-Center/Media-Library/Statistics.aspx?Page=8


Ayesha Judkins, 20
This woman never got a chance to drink legally. She was killed on 28 December 2003 at 03:00 when the car she was riding in was rear-ended by a speeding 2001 Ford Expedition at 91st and Commercial streets in Chicago, Illinois. The driver of the Expedition, age 24, got 3 years for aggravated driving under the influence and reckless homicide.
WMAQ-TV Channel 5


Folks under 21 obviously aren’t protected by underage drinking laws.


Albert Montanaro, 20
This man never got a chance to drink legally. He was jogging on Route 373 in Chesterfield, New York, on 16 January 2006 when he was killed. The suspect, then 24, has been granted a new trial.
WCAX-TV Channel 3
Press Republican

Steven Baker, 24


Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat drunk driving, combat drunk driving.


Mikeal Hodges, 18
This man never got a chance to drink legally. He was riding his bicycle on U.S. 17 in Brunswick, Georgia on 21 January 2008 at 00:30 when he was struck. The suspect, age 24, has been charged with first-degree homicide by vehicle, hit-and run, driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age.
WJXT-TV Channel 4 ... Florida Times-Union
Florida Times-Union ... WMGT-TV ...WALB-TV Channel 10
Ledger-Enquirer ... WTOC-TV Channel 11
The Brunswick News

Enrique Martínez, 24


“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for youth ages fifteen to twenty (NHTSA 1997).”
U.S. Department of “Justice”


Emanuel Camacho, 17
This boy, a 17-year-old Atascadero High School senior, was killed while walking alone on the shoulder of El Camino Real near the Santa Barbara Road intersection in the early morning of 9 September 2007. A drunk driver, 24, struck him and fled the scene. The drunk driver received seven years for felony gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, felony hit-and-run, misdemeanor driving on a suspended or revoked license and a related enhancement of leaving the scene of an alcohol-related vehicular homicide. But at least he wasn’t drinking under age.
San Luis Obispo Tribune
San Luis Obispo Tribune
KSBY-TV Channel 6

Gregory Joseph Baranek, 24


Research continues to show that young drivers 15 to 20 years old are more often involved in alcohol-related crashes than any other comparable age group. Alcohol-crash involvement rates, share of the alcohol-crash problem and alcohol-crash risk all reach their peaks with young drivers, with the peaks for fatal crashes occurring at age 21.
http://madd.org/Media-Center/Media-Center/Media-Library/Statistics.aspx?Page=8


Zachary Spears, 17
This boy was a pedestrian walking on Old Silsbee Highway in Hardin County, Texas on 18 December 2007 when he was struck and killed. The driver, 24, has been indicted on an intoxication manslaughter charge. Another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash” for the hate-mongering MADD bigots to tally.
KFDM-TV Channel 6
Jasper Newsboy
The Beaumont Enterprise
SE Texas Homepage

Ashley Hardwick, 24


Folks under 21 obviously aren’t protected by underage drinking laws.


Emilee Floer, 18
SADD activist
This woman, a local SADD volunteer, never got a chance to drink legally. As she drove home from work on 19 April 2007 at 20:43, a southbound Chevy Trailblazer allegedly crossed onto her side and struck her. The Trailblazer driver, 23, is charged with drunk driving causing death. He already had one DWI conviction.
Macomb Daily
The Detroit News

Michael Bulger, 23


Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat drunk driving, combat drunk driving.


Anthony Herr, 17

Pelg Her, 17
These boys were in a Honda Accord on West Appleton Avenue in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at 00:30 CDT on 28 October 2006, when a drunk (0.242% BAC) driver sped a Suzuki sport utility vehicle through a red light on West Capitol Drive and killed them and two other persons in the Accord. Witnesses said the impact knocked the Honda into a Chevy Lumina, causing it to flip and land on its roof.

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
WTMJ-TV Channel 4

Joshua Scolman, 23


“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for youth ages fifteen to twenty (NHTSA 1997).”
U.S. Department of “Justice”


Andrew Burr, 20
This man was old enough to drink legally in his native Britain. He was a passenger in a car waiting at a red light at Edmunds Street and Wisconsin Avenue in Northwest Washington, D.C. at 21:00 on 18 January 2004 when a drunk driver rear-ended them, killing him. She was 22 and tested 0.13% BAC.
The Eagle
Andrew Burr website


Research continues to show that young drivers 15 to 20 years old are more often involved in alcohol-related crashes than any other comparable age group. Alcohol-crash involvement rates, share of the alcohol-crash problem and alcohol-crash risk all reach their peaks with young drivers, with the peaks for fatal crashes occurring at age 21.
http://madd.org/Media-Center/Media-Center/Media-Library/Statistics.aspx?Page=8


Isaac Dyck, 20
This man never got a chance to drink legally. The driver, age 22, BAC 0.199%, who crashed into him, killed him, and injured the rest of his family already had two DWI convictions, and was going the wrong way on Interstate 35 in Jarrell, Texas.
ACCIDENT SURVIVORS: Peter Friesen Dyck 13, stable; Anna Friesen Dyck 17, stable; Eva Friesen Dyck 15, stable; Maria Friesen Dyck 9, stable; Aganetha Friesen Dyck 4, serious; Jacob Friesen Dyck 11, critical; Helena Friesen Dyck 18, stable; Anna Susana Friesen 44, stable; Isaac Dyck 54, stable;
KTRK-TV Channel 13 ... KEYE-TV Channel 42
KXAN-TV ... KWTX-TV
KXAN-TV (Murder trial)

Fermin Castillo, 22


Folks under 21 obviously aren’t protected by underage drinking laws.


Airman 1st Class Christopher Anthony Hardiek, 19
This airman never got a chance to drink legally. He was driving on U.S. 45 north of Geff, Illinois, driving home from an Air Force Base on 3 July 2007 when a drunk (0.24%) drove a pickup truck onto his side and struck him head on. In addition to felony charges of reckless homicide and aggravated drunken driving, the suspect also faces lesser charges of having no insurance, improper lane usage and failure to wear a seat belt.
WEIU-TV Channel 51
Evansville Courier Press (wrong date)
WTVW-TV Channel 7 (FOX)

Justin DeJaynes, 22


Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat drunk driving, combat drunk driving.

KILLER GETS PROBATION

Austin Day, 18
and his mother
This man never got a chance to drink legally. On 23 July 2005 at 03:00, he and a friend were pushing his vehicle along South Padre Island Drive at Kostoryz Road in Corpus Christi, Texas when a drunk driver, 22, 0.18% BAC killed him. The drunk driver got probation.

Appeal, new trial granted
KRIS-TV Channel 6
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Probation rules

John Morgan, 22


“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for youth ages fifteen to twenty (NHTSA 1997).”
U.S. Department of “Justice”


Julie Tsang, 17
This girl just graduated high school three days earlier, and was planning to attend Hunter College to study nursing. She was a passenger in a Honda Civic that got struck by a pickup truck on Park Avenue at East 65th Street, Manhattan, New York on 30 June 2008. The pickup truck driver, 22, is charged with criminally negligent homicide and DWI.
New York Post
North Jersey.com
New York Daily News
WINS-AM 1010 kHz

Robert Gomez, 22


Research continues to show that young drivers 15 to 20 years old are more often involved in alcohol-related crashes than any other comparable age group. Alcohol-crash involvement rates, share of the alcohol-crash problem and alcohol-crash risk all reach their peaks with young drivers, with the peaks for fatal crashes occurring at age 21.
http://madd.org/Media-Center/Media-Center/Media-Library/Statistics.aspx?Page=8


Christopher Stewart, 17
and Deanna Rivers, 17
On 1 December 2012, this boy and girl were in an SUV on the Northway in Halfmoon, New York when it was rear-ended by an allegedly drunk driver, 22.
Fox 23 News
WNYT-TV Channel 13

Dennis Drue, 22


Folks under 21 obviously aren’t protected by underage drinking laws.


Allison E. Kunhardt, 17

Tessa C. Tranchant, 16
These girls were waiting at a red-phase traffic control signal at the intersection of Virginia Beach Boulevard and Kings Grant Road in Virginia Beach, Virginia at 23:25 on 30 March 2007 when their car was rear-ended. The other driver was 22, already had one DWI conviction, and faces manslaughter charges. Police said both speed and alcohol were factors in the wreck. Two more “teenagers killed in a drunk driving crash.”
The Virginian-Pilot
The Virginian-Pilot ... The Virginian-Pilot
WAVY-TV Channel 10 ... WVEC-TV Channel 13
... WAVY-TV Channel 10
WAVY-TV Channel 10 (lawsuit)

Alfredo Ramos, 22


Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat drunk driving, combat drunk driving.


Steven Anthony Rhone, Jr., 19
This man was attempting to cross the street at a crosswalk when he was hit by a car and became the casualty of a hit and run. Investigators say a 21-year-old man was drinking heavily, ran a stop sign at Indian and High Streets in Bellingham Washington, and killed him on 2 June 2007.

KING-TV Channel 5
Bellingham Herald


“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for youth ages fifteen to twenty (NHTSA 1997).”
U.S. Department of “Justice”


Brooke Walton, 19
This woman never got a chance to drink legally. The car she was riding in was broadsided by a drunk driver, age 21, 0.18% BAC, at the Underwood, Iowa exit on Interstate 80 on 18 March 2006.
KETV-TV Channel 7 [video included]
Omaha World Herald
The Daily Iowan
WOWT-TV Channel 6

Rudolph Huebner, 21


Research continues to show that young drivers 15 to 20 years old are more often involved in alcohol-related crashes than any other comparable age group. Alcohol-crash involvement rates, share of the alcohol-crash problem and alcohol-crash risk all reach their peaks with young drivers, with the peaks for fatal crashes occurring at age 21.
http://madd.org/Media-Center/Media-Center/Media-Library/Statistics.aspx?Page=8


Kyle Johnson, 20

Justin Lambert-Belanger, 20

Nick Schabron, 20

Kevin Salverson, 19

Shane Shatto, 19

John Schabron visits the grave
of his son, Nick, at Green
Hill Cemetery in Laramie.
Of the eight members of the University of Wyoming cross-country team killed, these five never got a chance to drink legally. A pickup truck driver crossed onto their side of U.S. 287 near Tie Siding, Wyoming at 01:30 on 16 September 2001, striking their Jeep station wagon head-on. He was 21 and drunk, 0.16%.
USA Today     Sheridan Media     Denver Post
    CBS News     New York Times

Clinton Haskins, 21


Folks under 21 obviously aren’t protected by underage drinking laws.


Mariana Edkins, 18
This woman never got a chance to drink legally. On 10 January 2006, at 00:30 EST, she was riding in a car on Woodrow Road on Staten Island, New York when a drunk driver, 21, on the wrong side of the road, without his headlights on, crashed into the car she was riding in.
WABC-TV Channel 7
WCBS-TV Channel 2
WNBC-TV Channel 4

John Sambuco, born
16 August 1984


Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat drunk driving, combat drunk driving.


Gerran Copeland, 17
This boy was riding his bicycle on the outside west-bound lane of U.S. 98 in Navarre, Florida on 19 August 2007 at 01:30 CDT when a drunk driver, 0.18% BAC struck him from behind and killed him, then fled the scene. Another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash”.
Pensacola News-Journal ... Northwest Florida Daily News
Memorial website

Anthony Griego, 21


“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for youth ages fifteen to twenty (NHTSA 1997).”
U.S. Department of “Justice”



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