On September 13 at 3:00 am Joey lost his life about 8 hours later Zach lost his. I was at work when Katelyn texted me saying Zach and Joey got into a car accident and died. I didn't believe her until I called her and heard her shaky voice. I collapsed into a chair and began weeping and repeating no this cannot be true you're lying you're lying. . . . I barely made it to my house through the tears streaming down my face. Zach and Joey were both only 19 years old. They were two of the best friends a girl could ever ask for. I was always Zach's girl that is how everyone knew me. . . .wherever we went everyone always called me his girl. We would always go out and party and then when we would get hungry about 2-3 in the morning we would always make BK runs.
This was an every night thing we never thought twice about drinking and driving until the day we lost two of the people we loved the most. Zach and Joey were going over 100 when Joey lost control and hit a tree.
Joey died on impact and Zach was barely holding on. They had to cut Zach's leg off to get him out of the car because the motor was sitting in his lap. Zach and I were very close for a long time. We would do everything together and just sit there for hours in the car talking about our lives and our dreams for the future. I never imagined that we would not be able to full fill those dreams and then sit in the car and talk about how far we had come in our lives. Just because of one stupid decision made on a rainy night I lost two of my best friends. I am thankful that no one else got hurt in this accident because it could have been a lot worse they could have hit another car instead of the tree they hit. I miss them both terribly though Zach's death hits me a little closer because we were so close. If my fiance had not been off of work that night I would have been in that car with them and I too would not be living today.
I would give the world to bring Zach and Joey back to have one more hug from them and hear there voices one last time. I never imagined my life without these two boys in it. Its so empty without them I often catch myself going to dial Zach's number or looking at every car that looks like his to see if he is in it. I miss riding my horse to Joeys house everyday just to hear him complain because my horse pooped in his driveway. Because they decided to make that horrible decision that every single one of us that hung out has made they lost there lives and I will never be able to have them with me again. I wish that people would learn to not drink and drive before they have to endure such a great loss like I did. Two of the most caring loving people that were in my life are now gone for forever and I will forever have a hole in my heart where they used to be.
Please don't drink and drive or let others drink and drive because yeah one night you may be fine but you never know what could happen the next time.