On September 22, 2008, we lost our son Travis in an auto crash on the freeway. Travis was on his way home from work around 9:30 p.m. He and his friend, Rory, met up with another car of guys they knew traveling down the road. At this point we are not sure what happened but something caused Travis’ car to veer off the road. The car lost control and rolled, ejecting Travis and Rory from the vehicle. Travis passed away at the scene and Rory was critically injured. According to the police, they were not wearing seatbelts.
Our family will never be the same. Our loss is so great and Travis was so young, just 18 years old. Travis was our second son and his older brother Bo had passed away just three months earlier. We miss them every minute of every day and take comfort from knowing they are together.
Please set an example of wearing seatbelts. Hug your family often and love them unconditionally. You never know when they will be taken from you and you may not get the chance to tell them just how much they mean to you.
You are forever in our hearts, Travis.