Father Honors Memory of Son Killed in Car Crash
It's been almost five years since the death of two high school students, Dante Anderson and Curtis Lee Hampton.
The two teens lost their lives on southwest 13th street in Gainesville after driving into a tree.
Since the crash, Hampton's father has begun visiting different schools in the state to talk to students about speeding and reckless driving.
He uses his son as an example to warn young drivers of these deadly dangers.
"16-year-old drivers are not the best drivers in the state. They have the tendency of getting a little cocky. But you know, they learn from their mistakes," said Curtis Lee Hampton Sr.
Adolescents can learn how to fix those mistakes through monthly classes offered by the Alachua County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff officials say The Teen Driver Challenge Program can help lower the number of car accidents. According to the sheriff's office, car accidents are the number one killer for teens in Alachua County and Florida.
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