faces of distracted driving Archives | EndDD

07
Oct

Xzavier Bilbo, 5 – WI

Five year old Xzavier (X) Davis Bilbo  was crossing a street holding hands with his 13 year old sister Aurie near their home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 10, 2010.  It was a beautiful 70 degree afternoon and they were headed to the park, a walk they had made hundreds of times. They looked both

31
Mar

Casey Feldman

[EndDD.org, a project of the Casey Feldman Foundation, was established as the result of the tragic death of Casey Feldman]. Casey died on July 17, 2009, hours after being struck by a van in a crosswalk during daylight hours when on her way to a summer job as a waitress in Ocean City, N.J. She

20
Dec

Julie Davis, 58 – WI

On April 15, 2009, 58-year-old Julie Davis set off for a hike with her best friend in Rudolph, Wisconsin. As they were walking beside the road, a 19-year-old driving at 70MPH struck Julie from behind, killing her instantly. There were no skid marks and no evidence of braking. Crash reconstruction reports showed that the driver

07
Oct

Cady Reynolds, 16 – NE

On May 30, 2007, 16-year-old Cady Reynolds was driving her best friend home from a movie near Omaha, NE when another 16-year-old  driver was distracted and ran a red light, slamming into Cady’s car at 50MPH. Cady was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries and died the next day. Cady was a 16-year old

18
Feb

Kelson Vaillancourt, 21 – SD

On May 20, 2009, Kelson had just finished his junior year in college and was on his way to count waterfowl as part of an internship for the United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFW). It was his dream internship. He never made it to the site. His co-worker, James Abram Schneck, 23, was driving distracted,

18
Feb

Margay Schee, 13 – FL

On September 23, 2008, 13-year-old Margay Schee was riding home from school when a semi-truck traveling at 60 mph slammed into the back of her school bus, which had stopped to let off students.  She was killed when rescuers were unable to get her out of the burning wreckage. The truck driver was reaching for

18
Feb

Eric Okerblom, 19 – CA

On July 25, 2009, Eric was bicycling on a straight, unobstructed, country road. Although visible for hundreds of yards, he was struck and killed by a distracted teenage driver who neither swerved nor braked. Cell phone records indicate that the driver was texting just prior to the collision. Eric was a remarkable young man. While

18
Feb

Chelsey Murphy, 19 – FL

On March 9, 2010, 19-year-old Chelsey Murphy and her unborn child were killed when a teen driver talking on his cell phone struck her as she was crossing an intersection near her home in Naples, FL. A friend who was crossing the street with Chelsea was seriously injured. The person with whom the driver was

18
Feb

Brittanie Montgomery, 19 – OK

On December 21, 2006, Brittanie was killed when she lost control of her vehicle, crossed four lanes of traffic, and was struck by an oncoming car. She was talking on her cell phone with a friend at the time of the crash. Brittanie was dedicated to working with children with an ultimate goal of becoming