Destructible Youth

Marc Craig Epstein was all set for a great senior year Stoneman Douglas, with a brand new car, a beautiful girlfriend, and a crew of friends. He apparently spent a year off at boarding school getting his shit straight -- but all it took was one mistake. These stories always stir up memories of my friend, Terry Durham, who was killed at 15 after going too fast around a curve in a car he shouldn't have been driving. And my own close calls, one of which laid me up in the hospital for eight days. I'd like to say Epstein's death will serve as a cautionary tale that will save lives. But it won't.

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