Grieving mom hopes her tragic loss prevents other towing accidents
"This should never have happened"
Kristie Cox made French toast for breakfast on a beautiful Memorial Day weekend. She kissed goodbye her husband Jeremy and two children as they headed for the library. A couple hours later, life would end as she knew it.
Jeremy and 3-year-old Isabel were killed when an empty flatbed trailer unhitched from an oncoming pickup, crossed the center line and plowed hitch-first through the windshield of the Cox's Honda CRV.
A state patrol investigation revealed that a clip was missing from the bottom of a hitch pin, allowing the trailer to break free before it slammed into the Cox's SUV. Further evidence showed one of the trailer's two safety chains was also missing.