Greensboro, NC-- Traffic accidents have taken the lives of sons, daughters, neighbors and strangers. People who are no longer with us physically, but we still celebrate their lives and honor their memories.
Each year, the Guilford County Sheriff's Office lights a Christmas tree to honor those killed in those crashes, especially DWI crashes.
Tuesday evening they held the lighting ceremony for the Tree of Life. The tree is located outside the Guilford County Sheriff's Office at 400 West Washington Street.
Victims of 2010 and 2011 traffic fatalities were remembered during the ceremony by family, friends and law enforcement.
WFMY News 2 caught up with on mother who talked about her son. Suzie Simmon's son died in a crash in 2010. She said, "I just kept saying this isn't real. This cannot be happening. This isn't real. It's something that after two and half years, my mind still hasn't completely accepted that he's gone."
While her son, Justin's, crash didn't involve alcohol, she doesn't want to see any other family hurt. She offered this advice: "One drink, have a designated driver. Call someone. There's always somebody that will come and get you. It can happen to anybody."
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