“There’s truly no word in any language I believe to describe what it feels like to see your child and knowing that will be the last vision you ever see of him,” said Lisa Tereskun, who lost her 25-year-old son Jarrett in a crash on I-75 two years ago. “There’s a name for everything. You’re an orphan if you lose your parents. There are titles for everything. There’re not titles for a parent who has lost their child. Because there isn’t a word that can describe the intensity of loss. Part of my soul has been ripped out.”
Her son died after his car was hit by an out of control semi-truck.
“I never had a problem in the past driving on any other roads with trucks," Tereskun said. "I avoid them now. I just don’t want to be next to them. Every time I see a truck it’s a reminder of my son’s death."