Wreck on 321 Saturday
Sarah

Charlotte, NC

#66 Dec 9, 2010
mimosanc wrote:
I am the mother of Jason, Tori's boyfriend and the driver in this horrific wreck. He was spared with little physical injury but is suffering mental anquish that I know will change his life forever. He blames himself for it all. My husband and I had not yet met Tori's little Taylor and Chase. Tori came with Jason to spend Thanksgiving this year at our house. This was the second time we had met Tori and she absolutly stole our hearts. I told her she was precious and she enjoyed a wonderful time with our family. Our hearts are broken over Tori's prognosis, the loss of Taylor, and the pain little Chase is enduring. As Jason's mother, I praise God he was spared, but he needs your prayers as well as Tori and Chase and the families involved. We just never know when our lives will be changed forever in a heartbeat.
I pray that your son is not letting the IGNORANT comments of family members destroy his life. This was not his fault. I don't know any involved, but I am heart broken for him. It's so unfair what he is dealing with. My family will pray for him.
Jason Pruitt

Mount Ulla, NC

#67 Dec 9, 2010
Lepatter wrote:
Hi, my name is Lauren and my friend Bill and I were the first to stop and help after the accident happened Saturday. I sat with Chase in the back of our car until the ambulance came. I just want to say there isn't an hour in the day since that accident that I haven't thought about all those involved. It's a very surreal experience that will not leave me for the rest of my life. I was searching online to find out how everyone was and am so thankful I found this site. It is such tragic and heart breaking news to find that Taylor has passed away but I am thankful to know how many people are thinking and praying for Tori and Chase's recovery. I feel this special bond having sat with Chase those 30-40 minutes waiting for the ambulance to come.
Situations like this make you look back on your life and realize how much you take for granted. I thank god for my health, family and loved ones. Jason, family and friends, thank you for keeping us up to date with Tori and Chase's progress and all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lauren Patterson
Lauren, I have wanted to thank you from the moment I saw you in the back of the SUV holding Chase's Head. You saved his life in my opinion and I wanted you to know how special you are to me and all of Chase's Family. I sincerely, 100% thank you for helping him. Please know that you will always have a place in my heart and I would love the opportunity to meet you in person and thank you personally someday.

Thank you.
Jason Pruitt

Mount Ulla, NC

#68 Dec 9, 2010
curious wrote:
<quoted text>i heard they left the decision up to her just wondering if this is true?
The decision was hers and she was very aware of her situation. It's hard to accept sometimes but I know that she decided with her heart and mind and I support and respect the decision.
Jason Pruitt

Mount Ulla, NC

#69 Dec 9, 2010
Father of Chase wrote:
I'm the father of chase daves. He is a strong little man. He has made many improvements since the wreck saturday. He is my world, my life, and me and my family would like to thank everyone for there support and prayers. Lauren patterson, thank you so much for helping my son at the wreck. I would love to meet you!!!!!! I'm tori's first husband.... She is a very special woman. And will be really missed by me, and most importantly her son chase. She is in heaven with her precious little daugther now. My son has 2 guardian angels watchin over him. Its hard to cope with, and its not fair that this happen. It could have been prevented. But I understand, accidents happen. I just hate that my son lost his mom and sister over this, its just not fair. There's a lot of anger and emotions that my family, toris family and taylors family are expression, but I thank god for my son and his condition. Its just not fair that my son lost his mom and sister and he is fighting for his life and the driver walked away. But he has to live with this for the rest of his life and if he ever forgets, then there are 3 families to remind him of how he ruined our lives.
Don't ever think that I will forget.
Jason Pruitt

Mount Ulla, NC

#70 Dec 9, 2010
Hey everybody, grief is a painful thing no matter who you are; I understand the situation and I am broken inside. I was the driver and I know that I did everything I could to keep everyone alive. I am beyond sorry and I too can not understand how I walked away... who can say. I pray that nobody holds a grudge over this and I pray that peace will prevail in our hearts. If I could go back and change things I would, but I can not. I will never forget this as long as I live; if I were to forget then I wouldn't deserve to be here. I plan on doing everything I can to honor the memories of Tori and Taylor and to pray for Chase's recovery.

Please, let's just not let anger come into play. Neither Tori nor Taylor would want that; and I am fully justified in saying that.

I respect everyone involved in this and I pray that in time we can find a way to work through this.
Denise

United States

#71 Dec 9, 2010
I totally agree with Sara. Do you honestly think that Jason got up on Saturday morning and said hmmmm....I think I will go wreck and kill my girlfriend and her daughter???? I think not. Obviously Tori trusted him to drive that day with her kids on board. I'm sure he has replayed every second in his mind and wished a million times that they had never left the house. Everyone has a time to go home to the Lord and unfortunately it was Tori's and Taylor's time to go home. We never know when our number is up. Although anger is part of the grieving process try to put yourself in Jason's shoes and have some sympathy for his suffering too. Obviously everyone loved Tori, Taylor and Chase and they would want you to forgive Jason. Remember God doesn't like ugly!!
very hurtful situation

United States

#72 Dec 9, 2010
I agree with the anger of the families. They are suffering the loss of loved ones. Little chase is strong and will be ok. He has 2 angels protecting him. Emotions run high in times like this. The fathers and families have every right to be upset. There are hundreds of people blaming jason for this. When he got behind the wheel, he took responsibilty. Jason needs prayers also, but it was his fault. There are witnesses that gave statements about wreckless driving. But prayers are out to all the families involved. Just put yourself in the father's of the little girl and boy. If it was mine, I would be upset also. Charges are pending and to the families involved, do what gives you comfort becuase you lost something that will never be replaced.
Sarah

Charlotte, NC

#73 Dec 9, 2010
very hurtful situation wrote:
I agree with the anger of the families. They are suffering the loss of loved ones. Little chase is strong and will be ok. He has 2 angels protecting him. Emotions run high in times like this. The fathers and families have every right to be upset. There are hundreds of people blaming jason for this. When he got behind the wheel, he took responsibilty. Jason needs prayers also, but it was his fault. There are witnesses that gave statements about wreckless driving. But prayers are out to all the families involved. Just put yourself in the father's of the little girl and boy. If it was mine, I would be upset also. Charges are pending and to the families involved, do what gives you comfort becuase you lost something that will never be replaced.
I do have a little boy...and I know my God would want me to forgive and not wish guilt and punishment upon another human. All of you who believe Jason should be "punished" or "live with the guilt" should be ashamed of yourselves. It was not his fault...but I guess all of you perfect people do everything perfectly each time you get behind the wheel of a car. There are two sides to this...if you can think to put yourself in the position of the families that lost loved ones...how does it feel to be on Jason's side?? it could happen to you...and I pray if it does, people are much nicer to you than people have been to him. We all have to answer to God one day...
You Idiot

Vale, NC

#74 Dec 9, 2010
If you think the family should just forgive and forget and share warm fuzzies with this individual than lets put it into perspective for you.
Taylor was born premature and survived that only to have it taken by some jackass that is going to be charged with reckless driving because he was flying on an icy road and was witnessed weaving in and out of traffic headed up the mountain. Maybe when your 19 mos old baby gets the side of their head smashed in and his brains are hanging out of his head and your are in the emergency room holding him and the doctors tell you that his body is cold because he has lost over half his blood volume, head and neck soaked in blood, baby blue eyes are glazed over and turned gray with no life in them, head swelled to the size of a basketball you will change your tune. Let's see you be so forgiving when you realize it could have been prevented if the idiot would have been doing the speed limit and obeying the law. I'm sorry but in my eyes that is manslaughter. That's why we have laws lady to protect the innocent. Yes God will forgive all sins but that doesn't mean he let's you get by without being punished when you do something wrong.
sarah

Charlotte, NC

#75 Dec 9, 2010
H
You Idiot wrote:
If you think the family should just forgive and forget and share warm fuzzies with this individual than lets put it into perspective for you.
Taylor was born premature and survived that only to have it taken by some jackass that is going to be charged with reckless driving because he was flying on an icy road and was witnessed weaving in and out of traffic headed up the mountain. Maybe when your 19 mos old baby gets the side of their head smashed in and his brains are hanging out of his head and your are in the emergency room holding him and the doctors tell you that his body is cold because he has lost over half his blood volume, head and neck soaked in blood, baby blue eyes are glazed over and turned gray with no life in them, head swelled to the size of a basketball you will change your tune. Let's see you be so forgiving when you realize it could have been prevented if the idiot would have been doing the speed limit and obeying the law. I'm sorry but in my eyes that is manslaughter. That's why we have laws lady to protect the innocent. Yes God will forgive all sins but that doesn't mean he let's you get by without being punished when you do something wrong.
I can't imagine, admittedly. I don't know if I could forgive, I probably would want to blame...though I pray that God would see me past the rage and hate. I don't think you all should share warm fuzzies with him, but publicly berrating him isn't right either. However, I concede that I probably would feel the same given the circumstances and horror. I agree if those are the facts, speeding up a known dangerous icy road and killing people as a result is manslaughter. I am an idiot for judging before I had facts. I still pray you all find forgiveness, for your own piece of mind if nothing else. I truly believe God can see you through anything. I also am terribly sorry for the loss of Taylor and Tori and for the pain you all must be experiencing. I also apologize for my mispoken comments.
jersey

Crumpler, NC

#76 Dec 9, 2010
I am going to say this once and then you are more then welcome to tear me apart but this is my opionion, take it or leave it. I have spent hours talking with Jason since this has happened and if you think for one second that he walked away from unharmed at all you are crazy. Until you are put in his shoes who are you to judge. He is torn up inside and all of you who are simply just judging him dont even realize that. How would you feel if your son/daughter was involved in a car accident like this and was the only one "unharmed" Would you be ok with having others who dont even know your son/daughter judge them and publically degrade them? This situation as a whole is a terrible tragedy for ALL families involved. This is the time of the year when forgiveness should be overwhelming and love and kindness should be given. I am by NO MEANS saying that this was not in fact a horrific accident and im sure people are angry but come on... put yourselves in the shoes of everyone in this situation and then honestly think if you want to tear someone apart when I believe that these families have enough hurt to deal with right now. The families, baby Chase, the angels Tori and Taylor, AND Jason all need PRAYER right now. Like I said, if you want to tear my statement apart..go ahead cause I wont be looking back on this.. I refuse to come back and read such angry comments when this site should be used as a way to celebrate the lives of Tori and the babies and to have reunite those who helped on that tradgic day.
Heavy heart

Asheville, NC

#77 Dec 9, 2010
I would urge everyone posting here to be sensitive to everyone involved. Think about your comments before you post. Everyone has an opinion and let's be honest, they all stink. "You idiot" ... your graphic comments have no place here. You weren't there. You weren't driving. You weren't in the RV that collided with the SUV which hit ice.

I can say with certainty that roads were horrid that day and as someone who has been involved in an accident due to ice, once that comes into play, anything can happen.

Again, we aren't judges. It's not our place. Please have compassion for both parties. The father is speaking out of anger which is a natural reaction to grief and fear. The driver is probably dealing with more that anyone could ever express in words and doesn't need strangers to battle it out on a forum.

I wish you all peace of heart and mind as you deal with your loss.

Again, have compassion before you post.
Trying2Understan d

United States

#80 Dec 9, 2010
First of all, let me offer my condolences to all involved and touched by this tragedy. This is all just so heartbreaking. My prayers go up for everyone.
I was just trying to understand though, how did Tori "make a decision" about her own condition in the hospital? She was holding on & managing to fight, so what medically happened that caused her to pass on? Also, was she fully aware of the circumstances in relation to her kids? I can only imagine fighting for my own life, knowing I had already lost one child while the other one is still in serious condition as well.
It's really hard to make sense of a tragedy of this nature.
melody

Swannanoa, NC

#81 Dec 9, 2010
Lepatter wrote:
Hi, my name is Lauren and my friend Bill and I were the first to stop and help after the accident happened Saturday. I sat with Chase in the back of our car until the ambulance came. I just want to say there isn't an hour in the day since that accident that I haven't thought about all those involved. It's a very surreal experience that will not leave me for the rest of my life. I was searching online to find out how everyone was and am so thankful I found this site. It is such tragic and heart breaking news to find that Taylor has passed away but I am thankful to know how many people are thinking and praying for Tori and Chase's recovery. I feel this special bond having sat with Chase those 30-40 minutes waiting for the ambulance to come.
Situations like this make you look back on your life and realize how much you take for granted. I thank god for my health, family and loved ones. Jason, family and friends, thank you for keeping us up to date with Tori and Chase's progress and all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lauren Patterson
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!Chase is my nephew and has a long fight ahead of him.
melody

Swannanoa, NC

#82 Dec 9, 2010
Sarah wrote:
<quoted text>
I pray that your son is not letting the IGNORANT comments of family members destroy his life. This was not his fault. I don't know any involved, but I am heart broken for him. It's so unfair what he is dealing with. My family will pray for him.
Ok First thing anger is natural and every one deals with grief in different ways. You are not fair to judge Chase's fathers comments. He is hurting and maybe not thinking clearly the way you are. Have you seen his son cry out in pain,have you seen the scans of his brain, well I think not so please keep your opinions to yourself. We were raised in the church and we are not ignorant as you suggested. I am Darrens sister and do not appreciate the comment about familys ignorant remarks!!How dare you comment when you are not experiencing this first hand. We know this was an accident and we know Jason feels terrible but it does not change the fact that two lives are lost and one is still fighting.Anger is natural and yes it does not solve anything but you and everybody else that is not directly connected with any of these families do not JUDGE or make comments that make you appear ignorant.
melody

Swannanoa, NC

#83 Dec 10, 2010
Jason Pruitt wrote:
Hey everybody, grief is a painful thing no matter who you are; I understand the situation and I am broken inside. I was the driver and I know that I did everything I could to keep everyone alive. I am beyond sorry and I too can not understand how I walked away... who can say. I pray that nobody holds a grudge over this and I pray that peace will prevail in our hearts. If I could go back and change things I would, but I can not. I will never forget this as long as I live; if I were to forget then I wouldn't deserve to be here. I plan on doing everything I can to honor the memories of Tori and Taylor and to pray for Chase's recovery.
Please, let's just not let anger come into play. Neither Tori nor Taylor would want that; and I am fully justified in saying that.
I respect everyone involved in this and I pray that in time we can find a way to work through this.
I agree anger is natural although it does not solve anything. I know you understand why Adam and Darren have anger and will cont to have it at times throughout this whole process. As you know there are all kinds of different versions of the wreck floating around and I do not know what is true and what is not. All I know is Tori and Taylor are gone and Chase is still fighting. I know my brother made the comment about you not forgetting what has been done and I know that you will never be able to get the horrible images you have seen out of your head.I,too have been angry with you when I see Chase struggling to breath and screaming in pain but I know that I have to focus that anger elsewhere or it will destroy me. I have alot of feelings right now some are good and some are not. Just know that sometimes harsh remarks are made without being thought out. Everyone involved with any of families are devastated and it is going to be a long road to recovery for Chase. I truly hope that some of the versions of the wreck are not true because I just dont know how I would deal with it if this all could have been prevented.Like I said I dont know what is true and what is not. I know you are emotionally devastated and I hope you can heal as well.
IS IT TRUE

Lincolnton, NC

#84 Dec 10, 2010
did tori die?
CPC

Cullowhee, NC

#85 Dec 10, 2010
yes tori passed away yesterday
SoSad

United States

#86 Dec 10, 2010
IS IT TRUE wrote:
did tori die?
Unfortunately, yes.:(

Since: Jun 09

stanley

#87 Dec 10, 2010
The mom Tori passed away yesterday. PLease remember to keep all the family and the boyfriend Jason in your prayers!

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