Roy man dies in car accident Thursday evening - Nisqually Valley News: Local News

Roy man dies in car accident Thursday evening

Posted: Friday, September 6, 2013 9:00 am | Updated: 4:02 pm, Thu Sep 12, 2013.

A Roy man died in a car accident Thursday evening.

Alexander W. Sherrell, 26, of Roy, died after reportedly driving his vehicle into a tree. His next of kin has been notified, according to the Washington State Patrol.

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  • notforus posted at 7:09 am on Thu, Sep 26, 2013.

    notforus Posts: 2

    I can appreciate your view on feeling like your being put in danger and frustration cause you follow the laws. I have been hit twice, one was life changing and leaves me anxious when driving. However, I think saying they suffered the appropriate consequence is beyond wrong. Life matters, this accident most likely didn't affect you personally, could it have, sure, but it didn't. Over the years we have had so many accidents and young people were seriously injured or lost. Each time I found it heartbreaking, cause I knew it could have been on of mine. Until finally I got that call it was one of mine. I cannot believe the outpouring of judgement I felt as a parent, The nerve of people just wanting to place blame (he hurt no one but himself ) and gossip, and sit on their high horses and say "MMMMMM my kid would never do that" Well news flash kids make choices we don't expect, and theirs probably have, they just didn't end and get caught. I just think what is wrong with people how can you be so unfeeling. So I congratulation you on following the laws and as a driver I really appreciate it. I hope you never experience the loss and trauma these families are feeling.

     
  • JustAnotherReader posted at 12:33 pm on Tue, Sep 10, 2013.

    JustAnotherReader Posts: 2

    Fact is: This person was not abiding by the law! I travel this road twice a day. I do the speed limit and constantly have people feeling the need to ride my bumper or pass me in unsafe weather or non legal passing areas. In the last year there have been at least 2 fatalities on this road! You would think all the crosses on the side of the road would be an indicator of how unsafe this road is, especially if your going to break the law and be an idiot and speed/pass on wet roads. I don't really care how "good" of a person somebody is, If you are going to put other peoples lives including mine at risk. They deserve the consequences of there actions!

     
  • wandap8tz posted at 2:19 pm on Sun, Sep 8, 2013.

    wandap8tz Posts: 1

    Thank you notforus for your comment. This kid was my son's best friend and was like one of my own. Alex was a great kid. One of those rare kids that could show respect for others. He had one of the kindest hearts. My son was usually with him to his trips to Roy to see his mom. I can't even begin to tell you how this has affected those that were a part of his life. It is unbearable to even read some of the things people have said. It is hard to keep my composure. And now to see that drugs and alcohol could brings charges. Are they seriously thinking they are going to charge someone whom is no longer with us. I don't even have the words for a response. Josh is still in critical condition and can only blink his eyes at this time. We are all praying for his recovery. I hope all those that are interested, and wanting take a jab at what should of happened, know that what really happened was a tragedy and lives have been lost and forever affected.

     
  • gasman4043 posted at 6:01 pm on Fri, Sep 6, 2013.

    gasman4043 Posts: 1

    If the driver had of been following Washington State laws i.e...speed limits and wearing seat belts,it's just possible that neither family would be hurting now.

     
  • notforus posted at 10:36 am on Fri, Sep 6, 2013.

    notforus Posts: 2

    My heart goes out to both families. I am sure they would appreciate it if there wasn't reference to possible use of alcohol or drugs, since there no fact to that. As far as not wearing a seat-belt that too really isn't important, someone lost a family member, and someone else is facing injuries.

     

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