The two friends were driving in a car together in April: Kyle is driving while Michael films with his cell phone. While the two joke with eachother, Michaael keeps repeating that Kyle should slow down. "Dude! We're gonna drive 90!" and those are the last words of the 21-year-old and father of a 4-year-old. They collide full speed with a church.
The cellphone continues to record after the crash. You can hear a woman rushing to help them. "Can you hear me? Can you hear me?" Yet Michael and Kyle died on impact. The 2 races through a 30 zone at 90 mph. Lying in their blood are drugs - Kyle did not have a driver's license.
Half a year later, the families of the 2 have decided to publish the video.
"I really don't know what inspired them to do what they did," says Michael's mother Kat Owen. "But the two are responsible for their decision that they made that night. But if this video stops one person from making the same mistake, then it has done some good. I hope that it gives some youth the impression that even just a little fun can have catastrophic consequences."
"I want all the young people out there to be aware that they are not invincible, that they appreciate how valuable their life is for them and others," she adds. "I want young drivers to consider how much pain they can cause others."
You can see the video here. But discrection is advised. It is disturbing.
An unusual action: the family of the 2 deceased young men have decided to put the video of the death of their sons on the internet. The last minutes of Michael and Kyle - as a warning for others. If this video also distrubed you but made you think, then share this important message with everyone that you know!
Courageous family to publish this video with the hope that it have an impact on other young people's choices in future. So sad for the families.ReplyDelete