Christy King of York County, mother of Christopher King, and founder of the Christopher King Foundation, was among the 21 award winners recognized during the annual Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety Awards Banquet held on July 15 at James Madison University, Harrisonburg.
King was recognized for her courage in speaking out in order to help save young lives, receiving the organization’s Shining Star Award, a release stated.
Christopher King was killed in a car crash shortly after graduating from high school. “If he would have worn his seat belt he would still be alive,” according to details posted on the foundation’s Facebook page. “It was the one time he jumped into the back seat of a convertible and didn’t buckle up that tragically took his life: he always wore his seat belt in the front seats. Our mission is to save lives—one seat belt at a time.”
Tabb High School’s YOVASO club was also recognized for its work to encourage safe teen driving and traffic safety...
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