Darius Tyre Dixon (named in WAVY.com article) was a passenger in a vehicle that swerved off the road and wound up slamming into a tree along Route 122 in Chesapeake, Virginia (VA). Tragically, Mr. Dixon lost his life in the wreck. He was only 18 years old.
Mr. Dixon had a bright future ahead of him. He was a 2013 graduate of Western Branch High School, where he ran track and was a star on the team, according to the WAVY.com article. He was admitted to Liberty University and was a freshman member of their track and field program.
His death is a tragic reminder of how fragile life is and why drivers need to exercise caution when operating a vehicle, especially when passengers are in the vehicle.
We send our deepest condolences to the Dixon family. Losing a loved one is always heartbreaking, but the pain is made that much worse when the loved one is taken from you in a sudden and unexpected fashion.
We do not know, as of the date of this posting, what caused the driver to suddenly swerve off the road. Though, we do know that police have charged the driver of the vehicle with reckless driving.