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November 2, 2003
Minnesota teen dies while being a good samaritan

I normally like to finish on an up note, but that's not possible when you read something like this, which happened in North Carolina but involves a Minnesota teen:

When Nolan Myers saw somebody was in need he was always willing to lend a helping hand, his family and friends said. ... He and three friends came upon the accident and stopped to be good samaritans. As Myers, 18, of Carver, Minn., reached one of the injured motorists, the driver of a speeding van plowed into the vehicles and the bystanders, killing five people, including Myers. A sixth person died en route to the hospital, authorities said.

You may ask how someone driving by an accident could kill six people standing by the site. Take three guesses:

The driver of the van, Larry Robert Veeder, 32, was charged Sunday with driving while impaired and with six counts of involuntary manslaughter, said Sgt. Steve Green of the North Carolina State Patrol.

Want to bet it's not Veeder's first time driving drunk? How disgusting. I'll pray for Myers' family, and hopefully you will too.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at November 2, 2003 11:49 PM

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