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2 Moms Working To Educate Teens On Drunken Driving Dangers

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

DELMONT (KDKA) — Two mothers who share a common grief are on a mission to educate others.

Molly Cobb and Sue Lysell never planned on being friends, but met around this time last year.

On June 23, 2012, Andy Lysell was killed in a crash on Saltsburg Road in Murrysville.

He survived the initial impact, but was hit by a friend following closely behind and thrown more than 200 feet to his death.

On June 26, 2010, Jordan Cobb – along with friends Michael Simpson and Carly Kudray – were killed in a crash on Church School Road in Salem.

All of the teens were recent high school graduates and had been drinking at graduation parties in the hours before their deaths.

Molly Cobb and Sue Lysell have spoken at about a dozen high schools this year about the grim consequences of drinking and driving, and they hope to speak at many more.

They have also gotten involved in The Starfish Project, which is a local group formed in the wake of their children’s deaths. They are hoping to buy a drunken driving simulator that will be shared by schools across Westmoreland County.

The mothers have planned a benefit for Saturday, June 29, at 6 p.m. at the Delmont Fire Hall. The event is expected to sell out, but tickets are currently available.

They plan to donate all of the money that is raised to The Starfish Project.

If you would like to attend the benefit or make a donation to the cause, you can visit the website at: www.thestarfishprojectsavingone.org

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Man, 18, Killed In Westmoreland County Accident (6/25/12)
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