Wolf here... It is with deep sadness that I post this news. In Ashburn Va a couple of Theater teens from Stone Bridge HS were killed in a car accident over the weekend. One of the lads killed was a friend of our webmaster DVS Dave--who is a grad from that HS. Dave wanted to let you guys know he will be away from CB for a few days because of this. I know several members of Controlbooth on here are also from Stone Bridge HS. My deepest condolences go out to you all.
From the news reports, a 15y-o driver on a learners permit was driving a pickup truck at a high rate of speed and lost control and hit the median strip. His 2 pals were riding in the pick-up bed and thrown from the truck when it rolled over. News reports that they were Students from Stone Bridge HS, and were in the Theater group and were coming back from seeing a theater show at another school on Saturday. The driver is in critical condition and has a rough path ahead of him to recover, and the two teens riding in the truck-bed were killed at the scene. FWIW--in Va a 15 y-o with a learners permit CAN drive provided there is an 18 y-o in the passengers seat, but in this case no 18-y-o was present. Alcohol wasn't a factor, but excessive speed and inexperience behind the wheel, was.
From the AP wire, here is the story...
Its a fact that we all lose friends and loved ones in this life...but as much as we are deeply effected by loss, we should take time daily to reflect and be deeply effected by those people we have around us every day. People are not only students in this life, but they are teachers--everyone is a teacher even if you don't know it. Everyone effects everyone...we all learn from each other...we all teach others--by our example, by our friendship, by things we pass on to others, by our actions and by our mere presence. We should not wait until they are gone to recognize and appreciate and express our feelings to those people who effect us every day. Deep down we know we love everyone whom we know... In High School I lost over 8 of my classmates and friends in my Jr and Senior year alone...and after HS and in my career I have lost countless more who were techs and friends...the most recent was last year. I learned not to wait to express my feelings to my closest friends and to those who impact my life.....that was their greatest lesson to me.
Feel free to post your condolences, reflections, prayers and thoughts to Dave and your fellow Controlbooth members on here who are effected and in shock over this tragic loss. In Memorium....