RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)- Two mothers in Richmond continue to grieve, on the three-month anniversary of their sons' deaths. Joel Forshaw and Nathaniel Daigle lost their lives after a deadly crash into a tree off Cary Street Road, back in February. Police say speed and alcohol were factors in the accident, which happened near a semi-blind turn.
Their mothers, Tamera Forshaw and Laurie Daigle, wish to pay for a memorial sign along the stretch of road, warning others to drive safely. Richmond city has a program in place to put up such signs, which read "Drive safely, In memory of..."
"You reflect. You see ‘drive safely'… consciously you know something tragic happened here, and you want to prevent it from happening again," said Tamera Forshaw.
However, the sign was rejected by Councilman Jonathan Baliles, who oversees the district. City protocol requires the city council member to give approval. However, Baliles received resistance from neighbors.