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Visited accident scene. Evidence left behind

by jl333 on October 20, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

It is my Brothers SIL's birthday...the one who passed away in a car accident 5 months ago. I happened to be in the area, so I made a pit stop at the crash site. I've gone to the crash site a couple of times...but never have gone up close through the trees, etc. But today, for whatever reason, I did. And I looked around. I found her car mirror, but it was on the other side of the fence. I didn't dare climb the fence after what happened to my SIL. I left it there. I also found shreds of a shirt. I wasn't sure if it was Lisa's shirt or not. I picked it and brought it home. The tire marks on the embankment are still there. Dead flowers cover the fence from when she passed away. Fresh flowers too...for Lisa's birthday. Happy Birthday. You're not forgotten


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