How Could This Have Happened
My dear friend since 10th grade was killed in a car accident and I had no idea.
We did not speak daily. We might pick up where we left off after a couple weeks. We knew (now in our 40s) that we were there without question.
I've been sending her text messages and e-mails, but no response. She battles depression and her 'dropping out' for a time is not unusual.
However, she always sent a response back but this time nothing...
Weeks pass and I did a Google search to find her husband's email to check in with him to make sure she was okay. What came up was an accident report. My blood felt like ice watching the news on a local station posted weeks earlier.
She not only died in the accident, but she took another life while drinking and driving.
She was a quiet gentle soul. I feel like this is a nightmare and I'm going to wake up.
I don't even begin to know how to contact her family. From her obituary it seems they did not have a funeral, but a discreet burial. I don't know if it's due to circumstances. I cannot seem to snap out of the shock I'm in enough to process this. I cannot imagine how the family of the other driver must be suffering.
This is tragic in every way. There was no peace in this passing.