Jackson man charged with vehicular ho...

Jackson man charged with vehicular homicide

There are 15 comments on the Jacksonsun.com story from Feb 11, 2012, titled Jackson man charged with vehicular homicide. In it, Jacksonsun.com reports that:

The Madison County Sheriff's Office has charged a man with vehicular homicide and DUI in an early morning wreck that killed a passenger in his car.

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sadfriend

United States

#1 Feb 12, 2012
This is heartbreaking and something that could have been avoided. Please if you are with someone who has been drinking DO NOT GET IN THE CAR WITH THEM! A young girls life that was just beginning is now over and another young person will most likely spend the rest of his behind bars living with the guilt of knowing a life was taken at his hand. I pray for Misty's family and friends tonight. My heart aches for the pain her parents are feeling.
aunt

Lexington, TN

#2 Feb 12, 2012
I am Misty's aunt. I know her parents appreciate your words. She was a sweet girl with a big heart. she is going to be missed. I had met him just hours before the wreck and they were not drunk at that time. I agree, please do not get into a car with someone who has been drinking. She was young and so full of life but now, because she got in the truck with this young man, she is gone. I loved her dearly and we are all going to miss her.
Homey

Millington, TN

#3 Feb 12, 2012
When I first heard about this I pulled up both of their Facebook pages and read back thru their Wall comments for the past few months. He may be young, but what a loser this guy is! They became 'friends' on Dec 24, 2011, after his 'baby's mamma' decided to kick him to the curb.
I know the girls parents are hurting, but what ever made her decide he was a good prospect for dating in the first place? Now, she's gone...and he won't get a whole lot of time out of this when all is said and done...depending a little on his past violations...but 6-10 years for a life?? Sad.
aunt

Lexington, TN

#4 Feb 12, 2012
that is a question i cant answer. they just started dating.

Since: Jan 12

Jackson, TN

#5 Feb 18, 2012
i did not know misty but i know matt & he has a big heart, he's a very caring man & would never put someone in danger, it was an accident & he will live with that for the rest of his life, behind bars or not, he will still feel the guilt & pain. his "babymomma" didnt just kick him to the curb..they have a family & were together for years! they both were great parents & she is still there for him thru everything & this. my prayers go out to his family & especially mistys family too, neither of them deserved this outcome, it was in gods hands.
Question

Enville, TN

#6 Feb 19, 2012
bosslady20, when you say "it was in gods hands" are you implying that your god had something to do with the crash? How could you even know such a thing? There is no "deserving" or "undeserving" with regard to this crash, only actions and consequences. If you drive recklessly increase your chance of a crash. If you fail to wear a seat-belt you could be ejected. If you are ejected you could die of your injuries. There was no magic man in the sky deciding that he "deserved" to live and she "deserved" to die. To even imply such an idiotic thing is an insult to everyone's intelligence.
Sour Shoes

Jackson, TN

#7 Feb 19, 2012
Question wrote:
bosslady20, when you say "it was in gods hands" are you implying that your god had something to do with the crash? How could you even know such a thing? There is no "deserving" or "undeserving" with regard to this crash, only actions and consequences. If you drive recklessly increase your chance of a crash. If you fail to wear a seat-belt you could be ejected. If you are ejected you could die of your injuries. There was no magic man in the sky deciding that he "deserved" to live and she "deserved" to die. To even imply such an idiotic thing is an insult to everyone's intelligence.
Amen! Everybody needs to take responsibility for their own actions and have a good grasp on cause and effect.

Since: Jan 12

Jackson, TN

#8 Feb 19, 2012
he didnt go out with her that night thinking "hmm im gunna get drunk and ride out, maybe ill wreck & my gf will be killed" how could u ever say something like that? god didnt cause the accident, his actions did & he knows it, he's in jail! when i said in gods hands, helllooooo! god has a set plan for everyone! the wreck was going to happen cuz matt chose to drink and drive. u may not believe in god but alot of ppl do & they will understand where im comin from when i say such. matts truck lost control, it was ice on the roads. his action wasnt to flip his truck on purpose!? he was throw out as well. so dont judge him for what happened, after he started up that truck and started driving, it was out of his hands. the only action he is responsible for is chooseing to drink and drive and he will pay for that choice in reality & mentally.
huh

Lexington, TN

#9 Feb 19, 2012
there was no ice on the road that night. he lost control because he was going 70..on a curvy backroad while drunk! only he and Misty knows what happened that night. I can tell you, her family would not like for this to be discussed on here. it is in the past and they/we are all still hurting. we lost one of the sweetest people that night. so please...before anymore is said..stop talking about this. it is not doing anyone any good. thank you.
ashley hinson

Chatsworth, GA

#10 Mar 4, 2012
ok this is mistys best friend yall need to stop talking shit about misty brfoe someone gets there ass whooped and im not going to be the only one to come after yall.. MISTY WAS A WONDERFUL CAREING LOVING PERSON AND SHE IS GOING TO BE TRUELY MISSED ALL BC SOME GUY WANTED TO DRINK AND DRIVE YEAH I SAID IT AND I WENT OUT TO WHERE THE WRECK HAPPEN AND I DIDNT LIKE WHAT I SEEN WHEN I WENT OUT THERE TO PUT THE CROSS UP BUT I DID IT FOR HER AND THE FAMILY SO YEAH YALL ALL NEED TO STOP TALKING SHIT ABOUT MISTY YALL PISSING ALOT OF PPL OFF AND ITS NOT GOOD
Hiedi Michelle Poteete

Jackson, TN

#11 Mar 4, 2012
Whoever is on here talking mess better stop! This is Misty's cousins, I grew up with her. There is a place for everything and this ain't place for it. How do u expect Misty to rest in peace with all this CRAP going on? Think about how her momma feels for the love of God, she got on here and had 2 read all this! IT HURTS BAD ENOUGH TO LOSE SOMEONE, BUT I THINK WE CAN GET THROUGH IT WITHOUT ALL OF THIS! Misty & I had are problems, but I never stopped caring, no sir, not for a single moment!
But whoever is talking all this mad trash, just remember boo-boo, karma is a faithful justice. And it is never good to say such things in a time like this.
Too all her friends, and to the rest of the fam, we all loved Misty dearly, and I know we still do, don't let these trash-talkers get in the best of ya'll, it ain't worth, and they prlly didn't even know her like we did.
We love you Misty Dawn, all we want is for you to rest in peace babydoll.
aunt

Lexington, TN

#12 Mar 4, 2012
bosslady...you are so wrong. the wreck was NOT in God's hands. MIsty is now with God because of the actions but not because it was his plan. I will never believe that. Yes, they both made a huge mistake by getting into that truck drunk. the family is still hurting. Please, everyone, stop talking about it. It is not doing anyone any good. Please give the family the respect it needs and stop talking about it. Misty is gone and we cant bring her back. let her rest in peace please and let the family grieve without having to worry about this crap!!!
Hiedi Michelle Poteete

Jackson, TN

#13 Mar 4, 2012
Right one! I totally agree with u (aunt).

Since: Jan 12

Jackson, TN

#14 Mar 4, 2012
r.i.p misty poteete. everyone will miss you dear. everyones prayers go out to her family & friends even tho i didnt know her. prayers go to matt too, hes a good friend of mine & i talk to him frequently, bless both these families & stop this forum post.
PAMELA POTEETE

Atlanta, GA

#15 Mar 10, 2013
Misty you will be forever missed

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