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'Think twice' warns daughter who lost her mom in drunk driving crash 10 years ago

Posted at 6:22 PM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 19:23:52-05

WACO — It was 10 years ago when Cheryl Guberman hugged her daughter goodnight before leaving to the airport to pick up her son.

But, when she never arrived at her destination, her family grew worried.

It wasn't until later, when her husband picked up their son and was driving home, they saw the accident.

Guberman had been killed on her way to the airport in an accident caused by a drunk driver.

Guberman's daughter, Emily Kirby, said the news of her mother's death will never get easier.

"Its hard to have a family member, and in an instant, be grieving over someone you've lost because of someone else's decision" said Kirby.

Kirby explains her father told the family the next morning their mother's truck had been hit from behind and flew over the freeway overpass.

The family explains they later learned the driver was twice over the legal limit.

Now Kirby says to think before you get behind the wheel.

"I would just say think twice about their family and how they would feel if they had lost someone important in their family, and think about just what it could mean" said Kirby.

Kirby ran 1,000 miles from Waco to Chicago in her late mother's honor for Mother Against Drunk Driving, earning a plaque in family's honor.