That could have been you or me, you know.
That tragically dead teenager lying on a piece of farm land along one of Shelby County’s tight and treacherous roads could just as easily have been one of us.
Maybe you knew and today mourn Samantha Mathus-Cooper. Maybe you knew someone else who was driving or riding our roads one night and simply never made it home.
Or maybe it’s a bit of both.
These tragedies never leave us, and yet they never really do justice to the person who gave a life, either.