I am saddened to report news today that a running friend of mine, Chris Douglass, was killed in a car accident this weekend in Colorado. As is often the case in these events, the driver of the other vehicle was reportedly under the influence of drugs and alcohol and survived the crash unscathed.
Chris was preparing to begin a walking excursion from Denver Colorado to his home state of Maine in the upcoming weeks. In fact, Chris was heading to the campsite from which he was going to be starting his three month walking journey when he was involved in the crash. While Chris and I only met a few times in real life, we were able to communicate online far more often than I do with people who live just miles away from. While I was celebrating my birthday, Chris lost his life.
More information about his quest can be found HERE.
My thoughts and prayers go to his friends and family. In addition, with his girlfriend Amy still in the hospital, I hope we can lend a second to keep her in our prayers as well.
Condolences may be sent to his parents: Jerry & Linda Douglass, sister: Bethany Douglass and brothers: Dennis & Jerry Douglass Jr. at 2 Mockingbird Lane, Lisbon, Maine 04250.