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Pictured: Family torn apart
by Thanksgiving tragedy after
grandparents died in huge
140 car Texas pile-up as
they drove to meal

Daily Mail (UK), by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/23/2012 2:53:57 AM

The family of Vincent and Debra Leggio has been tragically torn apart after the couple was killed on Thanksgiving day in a massive 140-car pileup along a busy Texas interstate. Debra Leggio, 60 and her husband, Vincent Leggio, 64, were killed when their 2007 Chevrolet SUV was struck by an 18-wheeler, according to authorities. The Leggios were grandparents and residents of Pearland, Texas, where Vincent worked as an electrician. The Leggio family is one of hundreds affected by the string of collisions Thursday that left trucks and family SUVs twisted atop one another and authorities rushing to pull survivors

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JHSMom02, 11/23/2012 3:03:24 AM     (No. 9030126)

So very very sad. My heart goes out to the families...and prayers.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: strike3, 11/23/2012 7:51:26 AM     (No. 9030289)

Deaths in the family are tough enough to handle anytime, but a holiday seems to deepen the tragedy. Prayers to the families.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pinchem, 11/23/2012 9:30:54 AM     (No. 9030450)

It´s always a tragedy. My question is why didn´t the Police block the road where there was blinding fog covering the road? This could have been prevented if people used their heads for something besides hat racks or places to store wigs.

But WHY do we excuse stupidity? There is no excuse to be roaring down the highway bumper to bumper at 75 to 80 mph. Didn´t anyone read the MANUAL that says you are to keep one car length for every 10 mile of speed?

Please don´t tell me these are innocent accidents. They are Rule violators causing manslaughter. It´s time for a reality check and start driving sanely.

When I travel I set my cruise control at the speed limit (usually 65 or 70). Guess what? Ninety-five percent of the time I am alone on the road. Everyone else is zooming around me and the wolf packs are pathetic. I also keep an eye open for an "escape route", whether to the median or the emergency lane, just in case. It has paid off several times in avoiding crashes. (I despise calling them accidents as they are not accidental).


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