"I was at home in my bed and two police officers knocked on my door and told me my boyfriend was killed in a car accident," said Crystal Carr of Waynesboro.
25-year-old Carr is pondering her future as she tries to deal with the death of a loved one. Her 25-year-old boyfriend, Jonah Brown was a passenger in a single car accident that left two others injured and Brown dead.
"I will never get over it because I've been with him for ten years," said Brown, "we had a special bond and a kid together. Every time I look at my son, I see him."
Brown and his friends had been drinking at a friends house on Friday night, on their way back to Waynesboro driver Michael Jones lost control of the car.
"There are some people when they get behind the wheel of a car they don't believe anything could happen with serious consequences," said Sgt. Frank Pyanoe of the Virginia State Police.
Despite this recent accident, the Virginia State Police says the number of fatalities related to alcohol in Augusta County this year are low. Out of the 11 fatality accidents in Augusta County this year, 2 involved alcohol.
"I think we are finally making an impact," said Sgt. Pyanoe, "it has become socially unexceptionable."
Carr says the loss of her son's father has impacted the entire family and if anyone can learn anything from her story then it's worth talking about.
"I strongly advice people not to drink or drive," said Carr, "if someone is driving drunk take the keys from them."
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Source: www.nhtsa.dot.gov (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Web site) contributed to this report.