I was looking through my myspace and found something i posted.
Jan 1, 2008
Griffin family! Here is what happen to one of the most beautiful families!
Here's the story
TOLEDO, Ohio --
An Adrian man has been charged with five counts of aggravated vehicular homicide after the pickup truck he was driving collided with a minivan on Interstate 280 in Toledo killing a mother and four children inside.
It's believed the family in the minivan was headed home to Maryland after spending Christmas in southeast Michigan.
Several people called 911.
"It happened so fast. You really couldn't tell what was going on until it was too late," said one witness at the scene.
Bits of gift wrap and toys were strewn about the highway, suggesting the minivan was carrying a family heading home from the holidays, Santiago said.
Both drivers tried to avoid each other, but the crash ripped a side door off the minivan, scattering stuffed animals, luggage and baby blankets.
"It was among the worst I've seen," he said of the crash scene.
Bethany Griffin, 36, Jordan Griffin, 10, and Vadi Griffin, 8-week-old, all of Parkville, Md., were killed in the crash along with Lacie Burkman, 7, and Haley Burkman, 10, both of Redford, Mich., according to the Lucas County Coroner's office.
A man and two other children from the minivan were taken to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, Santiago said.
Danny Griffin, Jr., 36, of Parkville, Md., was listed in serious condition; Sidney Griffin, 8, also of Parkville, was in critical condition; and Beu Burkman, 8, was being evaluated but no condition was available, a hospital spokeswoman said.
The driver of the truck, Michael Gagnon, 24, of Adrian, was taken to a hospital, but his injuries did not appear to be as serious, Santiago said.
Police said Gagnon had a blood alcohol level of 0.254, more than three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
Police said Gagnon had been drinking in a bar in Oregon, left the bar, and then bought food at a Taco Bell.
The restaurant notified police that an intoxicated driver was at their restaurant. By the time police arrived, Gagnon had driven the pickup onto I-280, officers said. Samuel Gagnon, Michael Gagnon's brother, told The (Baltimore) Sun that he, his brother and their cousins were drinking at a hotel.
Their sister was supposed to drive them home, but Gagnon said his brother took off in the truck without telling anyone.
"I don't know why he decided to leave," Samuel Gagnon told the newspaper. "Everyone's in shock. We're supposed to be celebrating the New Year, but now I got to look forward to my brother in jail the rest of his life."
PLEASE, please have The Griffins in your prayers, they need them...>
You guys more than likely do not care about this cause this kind of stuff happens all the time. But it hits home for me because I knew of her. She was apart of our community on baby-gaga. She will be forever missed by all of the baby-gagers!May her and her angels rest in peace.