I just stumbled onto this site. I was curious about this person who died. When I read the article, I totally freaked out and had to post. First, let me say my heart goes out to her family. No one should have to die this way. My 22 year old daughter was a very close friend of the young man who caused this accident and also lost his life. His fiance is one of my daughter's best friends. Chad was not 19. He turned 24 years old 10 days before the accident. He just graduated college and was looking forward to a beautiful life with his future bride. The car was brand new and was a graduation gift from his parents. He was on his way to a family vacation to the Outer Banks. As far as his family was told, as the investigation unfolded, Chad did not fall asleep at the wheel. He had a brain anurism (sp?) and was dead before the crash. Katie's (the fiance) entire family watched in horror as the accident took place. They were in cars behind Katie and Chad. Katie found out that Chad had died several hours later when she woke up in the hospital. Katie's parents told me it was amazing that they were not having a funeral for 3 of their children, (Chad, Katie and Katie's stepsister Megan). Katie became a widow that day at the age of 22. It was the hardest funeral I have ever been to. Chad was one of the sweetest kids I ever had the pleasure of knowing. An update on Katie. She has a broken pelivis and needed extensive knee surgery. She is in a wheel chair. Hopefully by the fall she will be out of the wheel chair and in rehab. The stepsister Megan had a crush arm and had surgery also. She is doing well phyically. Mentally neither girl is doing well. This was a terrible tragedy for all involved. Two young lives that should have never been lost.