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Mom Of Teen Killed By Drunk Driver: "There's No Reason"

Posted at 5:47 PM, Oct 25, 2016

Sherita Bussey spent her day on Tuesday shopping for clothes to burry her 18-year-old daughter in, a task no parent would ever envy.

On Sunday morning Samia Lucas and her 18-year-old friend Joshua Guillen Lopez, were both killed in a crash after an alleged drunk driver slammed into them in Clarksville.

"The two young lives came to an end for no reason," Sherita said holding back tears.

The crash happened just before 1:25 a.m. Sunday on 101st Airborne Division Parkway at Trenton Road.

Drivers who saw the crash tried to revive Samia who was driving.

"Samia was pinned in the car they had to get her out of the car. They worked on her at the site and put her in life flight to Vanderbilt. On the way there her heart stopped twice and they were able to revive her. And when she got to the hospital her blood pressure was low and she had lost so much blood and her heart stopped a third time and they couldn’t bring her back," Sherita said about her daughter who was a freshman at Austin Peay.

"When I got to the hospital she had already passed away but I was able to see her and kiss her and tell her I love her," she said.

Police identified the driver responsible for the crash as Ho Young Kang, of Georgia.

Authorities confirmed Kang was charged with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, DUI, and failure to obey at traffic signal. Officials said an additional charge was pending.

A judge set Kang's bond at $2,550,000 bond.

"It still shouldn’t have happened, it just shouldn’t have happened."