The Worst Day of My Life

by Sheri Moermond
(Hamilton, OH United States)

My husband Stacy Moermond Jr. age 23 of Hamilton, OH was killed by a drunk driver on June 19,2010. My husband had just picked up our 2 sons ages 6 and 1 about 20 minutes before Stacy was killed thank god they were unhurt. Stacy ran out of gas of State rt 63 in Monroe, OH about 7:30 P.M. and got out of the vehicle to put gas in it and the drunk driver drove into the shoulder where Stacy was parked and ran him over. I had been at the hospital all day with Stacy's grandma and got home at 8:30 P.M. when the phone rang, it was my dad saying that we had to go pick the boys up from the state highway patrol in Monroe that there had been an accident, I asked him what happened and he wasn't sure then the other phone rang and it was my friend telling me that Stacy had been ran over, I started screaming and freaking out that was by far the worst day of my life and we didn't even know yet if he was still alive. My dad picked me up and we went to Monroe, the police said they weren't sure if he was alive or not but that he had been taken by helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. My dad took the boys home with him that night and me, my aunt, and her boy-friend drove to the hospital to find out what was going on, the trauma unit guy came into the emergency waiting room and took us to the consultation room I asked him if my husband was still alive and he said wait for the physician to come in and I asked 1 more time because I was not accepting that answer and the trauma unit guy said I'm sorry he's no longer alive. I lost it at that point, I hit the floor and screamed, then I got sick, and when the physician came in I yelled at her and asked her why she didn't save him and she said they did all they could but he was unresponsive from the time the paramedics responded at the crime scene. I asked to see him and the physician told me no his injuries were too severe and she said we usually don't tell family members no but we just needed to remember him how he was. The hardest thing was telling our 6 year old that his daddy had died and was now an angel watching over us. The funeral home had to use a photo that we had given them to reconstruct his face for the funeral, they did the best they could and did great considering but it just didn't look like my husband. We were high school sweethearts and had been together since we were 16 our 4 year wedding anniversary is coming up on September 23, 2010 which also would have been Stacy's 24th birthday. The kids and I are going through counseling, the 1 year old who will be two on September 11th wakes up with nightmares screaming no daddy no and bawling his eyes out. As for the drunk driver, this was his 4th DUI and his trial is coming up in October, he is ony facing 2-8 years and in the state of Ohio the DUI doesn't become a felony until the 5th one. I am dreading the trial because that is when the pictures of the crime scene and morgue will be shown.

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Feb 08, 2013
Early release NEW
by: Anonymous

Hello Sheri, you don't know me, but I just found out the whole story of what happened to your husband. First off let me say I'm sooty for your loss. Tonight I learned that a good friend of mine is married to Curtis's brother. Anyway,we were sitting here talking last night, when she got a call from Curtiss's Aunt. She told me when she got off the phone that they were letting the family know they had good news . They had found "loopholes" in his conviction and they were going to get him an early release. I tell you this because I think he should stay where he is and the family should not be happy about someone who killed another person because they were stupid and who had prior convictions for OVI should be rewarded. You can use this info how you please.But if your against this you need to let someone who can stop this know. Gods speed.

Apr 01, 2012
Worst Day of My Life NEW
by: Anonymous

Thank you Chris!!! I am Stacy mother in law. My daughter is now a 25 year old widow of those two babies that were with there daddy in the Jeep that night!!!

Nathan the oldest saw his daddy die that night, and remembers oh to well what happened and the fact that the man who did this will only serve 7 years in prison.

Or Stephen the baby who only responds to that night by the sounds that he heard that night!!! He was staying with me about 9 months ago when he heard a helicopter fly over my house. He dove into my arms and said "Daddy go in helicopter, Daddy go to Heaven".

It has been very difficult for all of us. They are now living with me in my little apt but we are looking for a bigger place to live!!!

Nathan is on the High Honor Roll at school. Straight A's. He has become the "man" of the family he's very protective of his mommy and Stephen!!! He has lost alot of his childhood!!!

Thank you for replying to this though it meant alot!!!! It rips Sheri up to think that her babies were alone for 3 minutes before the police got there, and that Nathan saw what he saw, but threw counseling that she got herself and Nathan ihto right away they are doing better!

Thank you
Sue Rhoads.

Mar 18, 2012
I was there NEW
by: Chris

I just wanted to let you know how very sorry I am for your loss. I know it's been a while now, but I just came across this page when I did a search on your husband. I was searching because that terrible day has never left my mind. I was driving home from work that evening and seen the aftermath of the accident. I arrived before the Police. It was the most horrific thing I ever saw. I wanted to stop and help, but I knew there was nothing I could do. Again, I'm very sorry. That day will live with me the rest of life also. I hope you find peace soon.

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