A drunk driver crashed into a car carrying five seventeen-year old children. Four were killed and the fifth suffered serious injuries. One decision forever altered the lives of six families, and countless others, forever. This is our story.


Angela Nicole McGrady

Born 9/17/81 – Mt. Holly, NJ
Died 4/6/99 – Kill Devil Hills, NC

17 yrs, 6 mo, 20 days


Amanda Marie Geiger

Born 10/14/81 – Mt. Holly, NJ
Died 4/6/99 – Kill Devil Hills, NC

17 yrs, 5 mo, 23 days
Megan Ann Blong

Born 7/26/81 – Atlanta, GA
Died 4/6/99 – Kill Devil Hills, NC

17 yrs, 8 mo, 11 days
Shana Marisa Lawler

Born 11/11/81 – Elizabeth, NJ
Heaven Bound 4/12/99

17 yrs, 5 mo, 1 day


The Precious Gems Memorial is a non-profit corporation dedicated to working with our communities
to increase public awareness of the dangers of Drinking and Driving.


"My destructive decisions were not self destructive choices but universally destructive ones."

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