Behind the Headlines
Justin says before the day he hit Cindy's car, he had never participated in any sort of drag race. He was a good student, had never gotten into trouble and had never even had a speeding ticket.
"[The race] started as an acceleration contest that went out of control," Justin recalls. "The last thing I remember is coming around the bend and seeing the minivan pulling out in front of me. Shortly after, I blanked out. When I came back, I could remember hearing sirens and seeing smoke everywhere. I could hear a man outside crying about his wife and daughter."
According to reports, Justin's car was traveling at speeds of 80 to 100 mph when the collision occurred.