7:35 a.m., Saturday, June 26, 2010
Our world was changed forever. Todd’s younger brother called me (Mom). I will never forget the most horrific scream in my life: “My brother is gone, come quick!” That’s all I remember. Todd was killed in a horrific car crash along with four of his friends. He was a passenger in the back seat. They were coming home from a camping trip up Ogden Canyon. The driver of the car he was riding in decided to pass another car around a curve and was hit head-on by a truck. All five kids in the car were killed instantly.
Todd’s passion in life was sports. He loved playing football. He started playing pee-wee football and played for Ogden High School. He was also on the wrestling team. He took 1st in Region 11 and 3rd in State. He also won numerous trophies. He loved to travel and went on two cruises, visiting Los Cabos, Cozumel, Aruba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the Cayman Islands and the Caribbean. He also visited Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and he went to Wendover to concerts with his family.
Todd was the oldest of four children. We are still in shock. There are no words that can explain the emptiness we feel inside. Our hearts were broken the day he went away. Todd touched the hearts of everyone who knew and loved him. He had the biggest smile, and his laughter was contagious.
Todd, you will always be in our hearts, and we will never let your memory die.
Five friends died in this crash.