Driver dead after hitting tree

Full story: WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

A 21-year-old man from Dowagiac is dead after crashing his car early Sunday morning.

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“Proud Cherokee”

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Aug 10, 2008
 
It seems we have been seeing an increase in auto accidents now that the gas prices are lower. This is so sad, I wish it would stop. So many grieving families now. :(
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Unfortunately, most of them are due to alcohol.
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It seems we have been seeing an increase in auto accidents now that the gas prices are lower. This is so sad, I wish it would stop. So many grieving families now.:(
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IF he was drunk, thank goodness he was traveling alone and hit a tree instead of another vehicle.
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Too bad he wasn't in Spring Lake, that tree would have been cut down.
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Countingstars wrote:
It seems we have been seeing an increase in auto accidents now that the gas prices are lower. This is so sad, I wish it would stop. So many grieving families now.:(
What does gas prices have to do with traffic crashes?
Can someone connect those dots for me.
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It takes all kinds wrote:
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What does gas prices have to do with traffic crashes?
Can someone connect those dots for me.
I think they are implying that since you can't drive without gasoline, and without driving, no one would die in car accidents, we should really ban gasoline. Don't be silly and blame the individual, that'd be crazy.
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Just another really good reason why alcohol should be illegal.

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John M wrote:
Just another really good reason why alcohol should be illegal.
That was tried and caused more problems than legal alcohol. It was called prohibition.
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I just hate it when those darn tree just jump out in the middle of the road like that!
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alcohol and trees dont mix
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Where did it say alcohol I thought it said he fell asleep at the wheel that does no automatically mean the person was drinking if I miss ed that part of the article please correct me.

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That was tried and caused more problems than legal alcohol. It was called prohibition.
Exactly!!!!1
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freedom1 wrote:
Where did it say alcohol I thought it said he fell asleep at the wheel that does no automatically mean the person was drinking if I miss ed that part of the article please correct me.
right at the end of the story, read it all next time...
not just what you want to read..
"Police say Saylor was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, and alcohol may have been a factor."
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Aug 10, 2008
 
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
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Aug 10, 2008
 
John M wrote:
Just another really good reason why alcohol should be illegal.
well it is illegal to drink and drive. Its just to bad that another young kid had to die because of drinking and driving! I am very sorry for his family. This sounds like another death that could have been avoided if he would have made a different choice. When are these kids going to learn this why do they have to keep dying because of drinking and driving!

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Aug 10, 2008
 
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

Please people, don't drink and drive, as it could cause your families such distress and broken hearts over the loss of a loved one.
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Another Darwin award winner! Thank you for removing yourself from the gene pool.

Only stupid people drive drunk. Thank god he didn't take anyone else with him.
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Aug 10, 2008
 
Ok, so Saylor was not Stupid, he was a nice carring young guy, just tring to have a little fun in his life. And he was of age to do so. He fell asleep behind the wheel from being up all night, it stinks that his truck crossed the center line, and hit a tree. But i feel blessed to have known him, and my thougts and prayers go to his family and friends.
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Aug 10, 2008
 
oh my..dowagaic..that is my hometown... dont think i know him..but i know the family name..my prayers..so sad!
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Aug 10, 2008
 
Here we go again. Another deadly alcohol related crash. We have a war on drugs and a war on terror (or whatever dubya is calling it now) but no war on drunk driving. Yet drunk (and just plain bad) drivers kill more people per year than all illegal drugs and acts of terrorism COMBINED. On top of that, we as Americans allow bars and/or liquor stores on what seems like nearly every street corner i America. Alcohol companies are even allowed to advertise and glamorize their deadly products to our children through commercials, ad's in magazines, and at all sporting events which attract millions of underage impressionable viewers. Way to go, America.

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