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Richard John Murphy

Richard John Murphy

Home city: Upper Gullies, Newfoundland
Age: 20
Date of crash: June 7, 1997

Richard was crossing a street in Scarborough, Ontario when he was hit by a drunk driver. The driver was almost three times over the legal limit. He didn’t stop or even slow down, he simply went home and went to bed. Reports indicate that he was doing in excess of 100 km an hour. Richard died of “Blunt Force Head Trauma” approximately three hours later. The driver was sentenced to three years.

Memorial Message

The following message was provided by Richard’s family.

We love you and miss you so much. Our hearts will ache forever. Not a moment goes by that we don’t think of you.

All our love, Mom, Dad, your brother Michael and your precious son Mitchell.

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