At 2:50 pm on a sunny afternoon in Kill Devil Hills, NC, a repeat drunk driver ran a red light and crashed into a car carrying five high school students. One student, Michael Horner, suffered serious injuries. The other four students, Megan Blong, Amanda Geiger, Angela McGrady and Shana Lawler, were killed. The drunk driver incurred minor injuries.
A jury convicted the driver of four counts of second-degree murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon. She was sentenced to a minimum of 60 years in prison.
Precious Gems Memorial has developed a curriculum in addition to their video to provide a valuable resource for educators.
Meant to be used alongside the video. The purpose is to educate individuals about positive decision making and the risks involved with driving while intoxicated.
Statements read to the court by the families, providing an opportunity to express the impact the crime had on their lives.
It is the goal of the founders to urge communities to become actively involved in promoting drunk driving awareness.
“One decision, one milli moment in time and lives are irreversibly changed.”
– Melissa Marvin (Convicted Drunk Driver)