Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Kevin Mackey

December 23, 1983 – September 5, 1998 On September 5, 1998, 14-year old Kevin Mackey was riding his bicycle in his quiet suburban neighborhood in Potomac, Maryland. Without warning, he was struck and killed by a postal worker who was driving home after an 11-hour shift that began at 4:00 a.m. The postal worker admitted […]

Craig Condill

June 21, 1952 – October 25, 2007 I am Craig’s sister in law. I am a registered sleep technician and a respiratory therapist. I have a passion for sleep disorders and recently went to a WAKE UP Michigan Symposium. I was unbelievably moved by the stories I heard there and was planning on telling everyone […]

Maggie McDonnell

September 30, 1976 – July 2, 1997 On July 2, 1997, 20-year old Maggie McDonnell was helping out a co-worker when she drove to work at 11:30 a.m. Sadly, she never made it there. She was killed by a man who fell asleep while driving and hit Maggie’s car head-on. He admitted that he had […]

Marvin B. Parks

June 3, 1925 – December 21, 1999 My father, Marvin B. Parks, Jr., was born June 3rd, 1925 in Roanoke, Virginia and died at the young age of 74. On December 21st, 1999, we were hit head-on by a driver who had fallen asleep at the wheel. I later found out that this driver (who […]

Major Robert Raneri

May 5, 1965 – June 26, 2002 I would like to share the story of how a drowsy driver cut short the life of Major Robert Raneri, an Army Reserve Soldier who, on June 26, 2002, was serving his country in support of Operation Noble Eagle when he was killed by a 19-year old man […]

Ronnie Lynn Thompson

January 13, 1982 – August 22, 1998 What can a Mother say about the loss of a child? I can tell you the pain never goes away, you just don’t cry every day! Your heart aches for the husband he will never be, for a daughter in law I will never know, for a grandchild […]

Shannon Tucker

Our daughter, Shannon Tucker, was injured by a Drowsy Driver on 17, Nov, 1989. She was a sophomore in college coming home for the weekend. The person who hit her had been up before sunrise and working for long hours on a construction project. On his way home he passed Shannon’s car on the highway, […]

Warren Mackey Jr.

1980 – January 4, 1998 Warren Mackey, Jr., an 18-year-old talented student-athlete from Central High School Chattanooga, Tennessee, had already caught the eye of college basketball coaches even though he was only a junior. On the evening of January 3, 1998, Warren arrived home with a friend after having played in a holiday basketball tournament. […]

Rusty Burris

On June 3, 1990, 18 year-old Rusty Burris was driving home after having been awake for more than 36 hours. He knew that he was significantly sleepy, having dozed off during visits to friends and family in the hours leading up to the drive home. Still, Rusty decided to make the trip. In an instant, […]

Timothy Douglas

On the morning of July 19, 1995, Timothy Douglas, a veteran commercial driver who had logged more than 1 million miles, was headed southbound on I-75 in Georgia when he fell asleep at the wheel of his 18-wheeler, rear-ending a pick-up truck carrying 14 people. Adults, children, even infants flew from the bed of the […]

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