The 21 year-old man, home from college for the summer and working as an intern, was returning home from watching the July 4th fireworks, the early morning of July 5th. He exited the highway onto a secondary road when a car careened over the grassy divider, flew into the air, and landed on top of his car. He was killed instantly, 2 miles from home. The other driver was intoxicated. He survived.
The killed man is the son of a guy I work with. He wrote to us as at work yesterday, saying that it was the worst fate that can happen to any family and he will always be haunted, wondering, if his son was one second earlier or later… And it made me think of aj’s post about fate.
He comes back to work on Monday. I cannot even imagine the pain this family must feel. I am at a loss as to what to say to him.