Brandon Wilson, 28, and Deja Morris, 25, were killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County in June.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
As a mother continues to grieve the loss of her 25-year-old daughter, a truck driver has learned he will not face criminal charges in the accident that claimed two lives.
Brandon Wilson, 28, and Deja Morris were killed when a tractor trailer driven by Stacey Colvin slammed into their vehicle on Interstate 24 in Murfreesboro during the early morning hours of June 13.
The young couple was on their way to Bonnaroo in nearby Manchester in Coffee County when the deadly accident, involving 10 cars and injuring several others, occurred.
"He had 4,500 feet to be able to see the red taillights of the cars in the traffic jam and he didn't hit his brakes until 200 feet before my daughter's car," Deja's mother, Sue Morris said.
Morris told News 2 a grand jury has since ruled there was not enough evidence to charge Colvin with criminal homicide in the crash.
Morris, however, does not agree with the ruling and feels as if justice is not being served.
"One thing I've always emphasized, we're not people who are looking for vengeance," Morris told News 2. "We're people that are looking for accountability."
Nearly six months after the fatal crash, Morris said she is still learning how to cope with the tragedy.
"People talk about closure, well there is no such thing as closure. People that, I say people who haven't lost their children, are the ones that talk about closure and the people who have [lost children] don't because we know there's no such thing," she said.
Morris added she can't help to think where the young couple may have gone in life had their lives not been cut short.
"We were all thinking that sooner or later we were going to be planning a wedding and of course we ended up planning their funeral," she said.
Colvin was cited for failure to exercise due caution and is scheduled to appear in court January 31. Previous Stories: