WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – Moments leading up to a deadly crash in northwest Kansas have been recorded stay on social media. The crash in Norton County killed 44-year-old Andrew Campbell, from Colby and 37-year-old MIkey Dela Vega, from close to Norton. Dela Vega’s household stated he was driving drunk and rushing when he crashed. That’s why they need the story shared, to hopefully save another person’s life.
The Wednesday evening earlier than Thanksgiving is among the deadliest nights of the 12 months on the highway due to drunk driving. With that, the message from Dela Vega’s household is well timed.
Dela Vega and Campbell sang alongside to the radio and unknowingly stated their closing phrases, minutes earlier than the 2 imply died in a suspected drunk driving crash, streamed on Facebook Live.
The Kansas Highway Patrol stated in the crash reported just a little after midnight Sunday, Nov. 21, a 2006 Ford Mustang, pushed by Dela Vega, was touring west on Okay-83 at a excessive charge of pace when the driving force misplaced management, placing a guardrail on the north facet of the freeway. The automotive continued into the north ditch, then right into a area, rolling a number of instances. Troopers stated the automotive got here to relaxation going through northwest in the sector, the wrong way up. The KHP report stated neither man was carrying a seatbelt.
Dela Vega’s spouse, Darci Palmer, opened up about what occurred.
“They have been drunk, rushing at 140 miles per hour. It killed him,” she stated.
The stay video first reveals Dela Vega doing donuts.
“As they have been leaving, they have been squealing the tires,” Palmer stated. “I heard it. I used to be calling to yell at them, inform them to cease.”
In the video, the boys speak about reaching speeds of 140 mph earlier than the driving force loses management and the automotive slams right into a guardrail. It’s a second Palmer stated she is reliving repeatedly.
“I’m mad. Sometimes I really feel responsible,” she stated.
The video exhibiting the moments leading up to the crash was on Facebook for greater than two days, however Facebook lastly did take it down.
The household is sharing the message on the hazards of drunk driving on what police refer to as “Drinksgiving,” or “Black Out Wednesday,” one of many worst nights of the 12 months when it comes to driving beneath the affect.
“Don’t drink and drive. Don’t pace. It’s not value it,” Palmer stated.
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