He was only fourteen!!!

by Kathryn Clayton
(wellsville,ks,united states)

My friend drew this for me when he died

My friend drew this for me when he died

Charlie Clayton was a freshmen in a new high school and he had 2 sisters and 3 older brothers. We left our old school to get away from all the messed up stuff from our old town and we both wanted a new start. I'm charlie's sister i'm sixteen and his accident happened on September 21 2008. He always was a cool kid , all my friends wanted to hangout with him because he wasn't afraid to do anything. Charlie always spoke his mind and if he didn't like something he would tell exactly what he thought. Well on that night there was a senior party and he got invited to go but he told my parents he was going to his friends house so he could. My older brother dropped him off but he went to the party. Charlie had to be home by ten and ten thirty came around and my dad asked me to call him and figure out what was going on. I called and called but no answer. So i call his friend who he was supposed to be with and he says that he went to a party and then i get a new call from max which was my little brothers friend and said that the girl he was with was just in a car accident and he didn't know if charlie was still in the car. The car accident was 3 miles down the road from my house and i ran in a told my parents what was going on so we rush down the road and by the time we get there and i see all the girls in the car crying and i see my little brother on the ground. All the medics were poking him with needles because he was in a lot of pain. They call in life flight and they get him on the helicopter and my family all flew to the hospital( childrens Mercy) and by the time we got there he was pronounced dead. He died five minutes in the air. We was ejected out of the back seat and the car rolled over him and he ripped his left lung in his heart. He was bleeding out of his ears and mouth and nose. The driver was a freshmen in college and she was drinking. The other 2 girls in the car were all drinking. My little brother was the only one who wasn't. He even offered to drive and the girl said no!!! The last time i was my little brother was on a table with a tube in his throat. Charlie and I had an arguement before he left and i really wish i could take it all back. I'd give anything to have my little brother back. He was really really smart he'd even help me with my math and he was an amazing athlete pitching 64 mph in baseball. He was a track star and a wrestler. He was very talented and could bend his body like no other. Charlie was the funny one who everybody wanted to be around and he didn't care what people thought of him. He didn't deserve this and if i could bring him back i would do anything. The driver of the vehicle was 18 at the time and is not going to jail. She still drives around paola like nothing is wrong and i want to get her back but i know that wont bring my little brother back. He didn't even make threw his first semister of high school. Charlie was a star and when he died my heart went with him. I miss you lil bro and when people ask me if i've got anything brothers and sisters its hard to answer that because they keep asking more and more questions. Charlie was all of us put into one and he was the one who we all asked for help. Seems like a lot for just a fourteen year old but he was amazing in every aspect of his life we miss him and love him very much....

R.I.P Chuck !!!

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Sep 25, 2011
by: jaden bracey

i loved my uncle so much right now i am 10 right now and i was 7 when it happend i was mad and sad when it happend i would do anything to get my uncle back i want him back i sometimes say to my self if i had 1 and i mean 1 wish it would be to get him and my aunt back i miss my uncle charlie. BY jaden bracey RIP chuck

Dec 03, 2010
by: jasmine

im sorry for you lost god bless you and your family !

Nov 09, 2010
by: Gianna

In school I'm in a club called S.A.D.D, which raises a lot of awarness about drunk driving. Once a year we have this thing called grim reaper day, which is when each one of the members dresses in black, does not speak all day in school, and wears a sign in memory of someone who was killed in a drunk driving accident (we are supposed to search online). When I came across your brothers story, I was deeply sadened. I choose to do grim reaper day on him. I am so sorry for your loss and well reading this I began to cry. Your brother seemed like a nice kid and I bet all you want is him to be back. It's horrible he died at such a young age. Again, I'm sorry for your loss and god bless.

Oct 05, 2009
your brother loves you.
by: Jordyn Siegrist

I never lost a loved one by a drunk driver, I've never felt what you have and I will never understand how you feel, nobody will. it doesnt matter if they hada similar expierence or not, everybody is the same, but at the same time everybody is different. I am a 17 year old junior at conestoga valley high school, Lancaster Pennsylvania and I read your story while doing a report for under age drinking. I won't mention your brother's story off of this website for its not my place but I still wanted to tell you that i'm here for you, no matter where you are. you, your brother, and your entire family will always be in my heart and i'll keep all of you in my prayers.
You should think of all the happiness you shared with your brother, and cherish the memmories. protect them with both arms and never let go. If your sad then cry, if your angry then scream. you have every right. Thank you for sharing your story.

May 15, 2009
I'm so sorry
by: Suzanne


Don't dwell on the argument you had with your brother, when we cross over to the otherside, there is nothing but love. Your brother knows you loved him. I lost my husband 3 years ago to a drunk driver...I know a little about the pain that this causes....I still cry everyday for my husband, the pain of losing your little brother doesn't get easier, it gets different....I would also get so upset when people would say to me, it will get better!!! I get soooooo mad when people say that....I'd rather them say nothing...Our lives go on and you must not dwell on the agrument, it didn't cause the accident....So I wish you well...I'm so sorry for your family's loss......

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