December 7, 2013

Brandon Mayo - a victim of impaired driving in South Carolina

Brandon Mayo, age 15, of Lexington, South Carolina, died on December 6, 2013, on a road in Lexington.

Brandon was driving a vehicle and was struck by another vehicle about 7:45 a.m. The other driver crossed the center line and crashed into Brandon's vehicle. Brandon was driving to his high school - White Knoll.

He was struck by Michael Gray, age 60, of Lexington, who has been charged with a felony DUI resulting in death and possession of a controlled substance.

Michael Gray failed field sobriety tests and refused to submit to a breath test. Gray acknowledged he took Xanax and Klonopin each day. Michael Gray does not have a police record and is on disability.

Michael Gray

Angels of God, pray for Brandon
It is immaterial if you are wasted from alcohol, street drugs or prescription drugs. Driving while impaired kills people.  It is illegal to drive while impaired.

The family and friends of Brandon are deeply mourning his death.

He is described as helpful to his friends, funny and caring. He was a cautious and 
conscientious driver.

Brandon's family are angry over the needless death of their loved one. His family describe him as a good kid, just starting out in life.

Brandon is also described as a bright student who wanted to go into medicine as a profession.

Oceans of tears will be shed for Brandon.

Brandon is survived by many loving friends and family members.

Pray for all who die as teenagers. They barely had a chance to live.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and gone the next.

God save us from the drunk and doped up drivers. They are killing us, Father.

Pray that Brandon is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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