No progress has been made in the drunk driving incident involving Oklahoma State University student Kasey Waychoff. The 19-year-old was spending her spring break vacation in Gulf Shores, Alabama. She was walking down the street with friends when she was struck by a vehicle driven by the suspected drunk driver.
Numerous people, including a local taxi driver that was stationed in the area at the time, said he saw 29-year-old Justin Lott going double the speed limit and driving dangerously. The taxi driver said he was especially concerned because of all of the spring breakers that walk from house to house in Gulf Shores. Just a few minutes later is when Kasey was hit and taken to a local hospital where she died.
Justin Lott has not just killed a young, innocent woman, but he has also forever changed the lives of Kasey’s family and friends. Her sorority sisters and friends at OSU have promised to take a pledge against drunk driving and to never allow someone they love to commit this awful crime.
Alabama officials have not released any information as to where this situation or case is headed, but I can only hope that Lott will face both criminal charges and a claim from the family for Kasey’s death. He deserves jail time for taking an innocent life.
Drunk driving continues to take too many lives, and we need to take a stand against it. Make sure that your friends and loved ones always have someone they can call for a sober ride. All it takes is one drunk drive for a tragic accident like this to happen.