March 3, 1994 — April 7, 2017
My daughter Brittany Milton died on April 7, 2017.
She was on her way to work, on highway 78, in between Copeville, TX, and Lavon. A man was driving on the wrong side of the road, coming the other way, and he was on his phone. He hit Brittany head on and killed her instantly. He was going about 65 miles an hour and never hit the brakes. (There were no skid marks.)
I never got to say goodbye to her.
Brittany loved animals. She was in FFA for 3 years, and had lambs and goats. She graduated from South Garland High School in 2012, then she then went to Tarleton State University, in Stephenville, for about a year.
She worked as a bartender at Olive Garden, in Garland, Texas.
My son always said Brittany’s smile could light up a room. She was funny, loved country music and always helped out anyone who needed it. I never knew how many lives she touched until her memorial and almost 150 people came.
Thank you for doing this page. If it can help one person to stop using their phone when driving then her death will not be not meaningless.
[This tribute was sent to Road Safety USA by Theresa Ascension, Brittany’s mother.]