In the aftermath of the crash, Utah enacted some of the toughest texting and driving laws in the nation. Jackie credits Reggie with helping get those laws passed so quickly. "[Victim advocate] Terryl Warner was there when he went and spoke with the legislature," Jackie says. "She basically said that it was what Reggie said and his actions that got them to pass the law."
Despite the pain he's caused her family, Jackie says she has forgiven Reggie. "I realize that he was truly sorry and he's accepted his punishment," she says. "He's even gone above and beyond what was asked of him in some cases."
Published on January 15, 2010