Worth reading I think. Makes you realize that your not the only one you effect.
Stolen from Revscene.net:
Couple planning wedding killed in 'devastating' crash
Sophia Bretous and Jean Desir were inseparable, relatives say; consumed with love as they prepared for an August wedding and a long, happy life together.
But the Westbury couple was killed Monday night when two cars driven side-by-side by Brookville teens plowed almost simultaneously into their Jeep at the intersection of Muttontown Road and Route 106 in Muttontown.
In what Nassau police called a "devastating accident," a 2000 Corvette driven by Kyle Soukup, 17, and a 2002 Mercedes driven by Blake Slade, 19, headed north on Route 106, slammed into the couple's 1993 Jeep about 10:40 p.m. as they turned left onto Muttontown Road. Bretous, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene. Desir, 31, died at Nassau University Medical Center nearly an hour later.
Police said there was no indication alcohol was involved, but they are investigating allegations that the youths had been driving recklessly and at excessive speeds. Racing is one of the possibilities detectives are investigating, Det. Lt. Dennis Farrell said. No charges had been filed yesterday.
The two cars struck the Jeep with such force, it split in two, Farrell said. The Corvette, belonging to Soukup's father, spun east, crashing into a telephone pole. The Mercedes, owned by Slade, came to rest on Route 106.
Soukup suffered internal injuries and several cuts and was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, Farrell said. The hospital declined to release his condition.
Slade and a passenger in his car, Brett Stitsky, 17, were treated and released from North Shore University Hospital in Syosset.
Farrell declined to speculate how fast the cars were traveling.
Soukup and Stitsky, juniors at Jericho High School, and Slade, who graduated there last year, had been together at Stitsky's home, officials said.
A woman who lives on the corner of Route 106 and Muttontown Road said she was in her second-floor bedroom when she heard a horrendous screeching of tires. Afterward, she said, she heard the scared voices of boys cursing and arguing. "They were having a tremendous argument over who caused this thing," said the resident, who declined to give her name. "I heard one screaming, then another screaming back."
Slade's father, Richard Slade, said his son was not drag racing. "My heart goes out to anybody that has suffered any loss in this accident or any other," Richard Slade said, adding that his son was shaken up by the collision and didn't remember anything.
Students at Jericho High School said Soukup and Slade are close. Announcements about the accident were made over the public-address system, and psychologists were available to students, officials said.
Attorney Stephen Scaring, representing Kyle Soukup, said the two boys were not racing. Scaring declined to provide any information regarding where the boys were coming from or where they were going.
Sherley Bretous-Carre, Bretous' sister, said she is angry and wants the youths held accountable. "You feel sorry for their family, because the families didn't have anything to do with it," Bretous-Carre said, "but I want them [the youths] to pay for this.
"What I think about is did she see it coming?" said Bretous-Carre, wiping away a tear.