Student's death may be a wake-up call for drivers

Posted by: Sherri Burnett-James - bio | email

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WSFA) - A collision involving a drunk driver killed a 21-year-old University of Alabama student after the Iron Bowl. Daniel Brannon's family hopes his death serves as a wake-up call for drivers that choose to drive intoxicated.

Daniel Brannon's father, Steve Brannon said as tears rolled down his face, "I was suppose to be his hero... he turned out to be mine. I couldn't find out until he was gone."

The last moments Steve remembered with his son was watching the Iron Bowl and sharing high fives.

Later Iron Bowl night, Daniel's vehicle was struck by the vehicle of 37-year-old drunk driver Curtis Lee Davis. Daniel later died at a hospital from brain injuries.

Steve said he is leaning on his faith to cope, but he is upset that someone's reckless behavior claimed his son's life.

He sends this message, "If you are going to drink stay at home. Don't get on the road and hurt people."

Drunk driver Davis has been charged with murder.

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