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Lost my wife to a drunk driver #4670530
02/19/18 07:49 AM
02/19/18 07:49 AM
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Nowthen, MN
KD0AXS Offline OP
KD0AXS  Offline OP
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Nowthen, MN
This is the kind of thing you see on the news and never think it's going to happen to you.

My wife was on her way to her job as a 911 dispatcher Saturday night when she was hit and killed by a suspected drunk driver traveling the wrong direction on the highway. Still in shock here, wishing this was all just a bad dream.

Please everyone, don't drive if you've been drinking.

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2018/02/18/brooklyn-center-wrong-way-fatal-crash/

Re: Lost my wife to a drunk driver [Re: KD0AXS] #4670534
02/19/18 07:50 AM
02/19/18 07:50 AM
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My condolences.

Re: Lost my wife to a drunk driver [Re: KD0AXS] #4670535
02/19/18 07:51 AM
02/19/18 07:51 AM
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
I'm sorry-this was how I lost my Dad way back in 1979.


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Re: Lost my wife to a drunk driver [Re: KD0AXS] #4670537
02/19/18 07:53 AM
02/19/18 07:53 AM
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
That's terrible. Sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine what you must be going through.


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Re: Lost my wife to a drunk driver [Re: KD0AXS] #4670541
02/19/18 07:56 AM
02/19/18 07:56 AM
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New England
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New England
Horrifying news...my condolences to you and your family.

A drunk killed my sister way back in the '50s, back then DWI was not taken seriously and the man did not even lose his job as a driver. So sad that we still have to hear heartbreaking stories like yours even when society has turned around to see DWI as totally unacceptable behavior.


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Re: Lost my wife to a drunk driver [Re: KD0AXS] #4670545
02/19/18 07:57 AM
02/19/18 07:57 AM
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WV
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WV
My condolences also.


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Re: Lost my wife to a drunk driver [Re: KD0AXS] #4670548
02/19/18 07:59 AM
02/19/18 07:59 AM
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Arkansastan
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Arkansastan
Wow. Much condolences to you. Very sad to hear.


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Re: Lost my wife to a drunk driver [Re: KD0AXS] #4670549
02/19/18 07:59 AM
02/19/18 07:59 AM
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TN USA
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TN USA
I am so sorry; she was really beautiful. I lost a very close cousin about 15 years ago to a drunk driver. Itís very difficult.

Re: Lost my wife to a drunk driver [Re: KD0AXS] #4670552
02/19/18 08:00 AM
02/19/18 08:00 AM
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
Sorry to hear. Also always make sure nobody is blowing through the red light when your light turns green. Take a quick look before proceeding. This happens all the time in my area.


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Re: Lost my wife to a drunk driver [Re: KD0AXS] #4670559
02/19/18 08:04 AM
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Nashville, TN via Memphis
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So sorry. Can't begin to imagine what you're going through.


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Re: Lost my wife to a drunk driver [Re: KD0AXS] #4670561
02/19/18 08:05 AM
02/19/18 08:05 AM
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Pittsburgh PA USA
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Pittsburgh PA USA
Wow. Just Wow. Beyond my condolences and prayers, is there anything that I can do for you ? Please don't hesitate to ask.

Frank


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Re: Lost my wife to a drunk driver [Re: KD0AXS] #4670563
02/19/18 08:06 AM
02/19/18 08:06 AM
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Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
Very sorry to hear this. I canít imagine your pain and I wish there was something we could say or do to help you through this terrible tragedy.

Bob

Re: Lost my wife to a drunk driver [Re: KD0AXS] #4670567
02/19/18 08:08 AM
02/19/18 08:08 AM
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Idaho
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I am so sorry for your loss.


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Re: Lost my wife to a drunk driver [Re: mailman74] #4670569
02/19/18 08:09 AM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
So horrible and sad. The reality is that you are saddled with pain management for the rest of your life.
The shrinks can't erase your memories.

A high school friend was driving home in the left lane of a state highway.
A drunk driver with passengers in his car drove the wrong way on an exit ramp and ended up going the wrong way (head on) in my friend's lane.
He hit the errant car, killing the drunk driver.

The stupid newspaper published my friend's name and he began receiving freaky phone calls.

With the dawn of cell phones I thought drunk driving would vanish. Silly me.

Re: Lost my wife to a drunk driver [Re: KD0AXS] #4670573
02/19/18 08:12 AM
02/19/18 08:12 AM
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NY
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NY
Such awful news! I am so sorry to hear this. So young and so much life ahead for your wife and yourself.

I cannot imagine your pain. My sincere deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you and family.

God bless you all.


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