Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Drugs kill - 24 year old 5 month pregnant mother and her husband killed in DUI crash in Illinois

The Associated Press reported on 02/23/09 that a 24 year old pregnant woman and her husband were killed in a DUI crash in Illinois.

Here is the article:

FAIRMONT CITY, Ill. (AP) -- Madison County authorities have charged two people with driving under the influence of alcohol in a three-vehicle collision that took the lives of a Granite City couple and their unborn child.

Illinois State Police say Lindsey Arnold-Zimmer, 24, who was 5-months pregnant, was driving southbound on Illinois Highway 111 near Fairmont City on Saturday afternoon, when her car was rear-ended by a Corvette driven by Donald Canterberry, 56, also of Granite City.

Officers say the impact drove Arnold-Zimmer's car into the path of a pickup driven by a third Granite City resident, Tiffany Orgara, 27.

Arnold-Zimmer and her husband, Adam Zimmer, 26, were killed in the crash.

Canterberry and Orgara, who suffered only minor injuries, were both charged Sunday with DUI.

Tonight GCASA's Victim Impact Panel meets at the City Centre in downtown Batavia, NY. I will speaking on the panel about the deaths of my two children. There will be other panelists as well. My kids were killed on March 10, 1993 in the Town Of Ogden between Brockport and Spencerport, NY.

Americans don't seem to understand that they don't need to worry about being killed by terrorists. It is much more likely they will be killed by one of their neighbors driving drunk. We can spend a trillion dollars on wars in Afghanistan and Iraq but can't clean up the carnage in our own country. As Pogo said years ago, "I have seen the enemy and it is us."

This is article #5 in a series on Drugs Kill.

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