MONROE, N.C. – Another life was claimed by a car crash last Saturday morning. The fatality was the husband of a Monroe church pastor. He died after a car veered off the road and struck him as he was trimming grass in front of the church his wife was serving.

The crash victim was Don Lowery, 73 years old who was killed while trimming the lawn in front of the Church of Holy Band of Inspiration located on the on Lancaster Highway – Monroe, last Saturday morning.

His daughter, Bebe Lowery said that her mom told her that the truck was weaving all over the rod and losing control hit her dad.

The operator of the erring vehicle, identified as Ronald Sutton, 37 years old, also from of Lancaster, was charged for the death by his car due to driving recklessly and driving even with suspended license.

The troopers handling the investigation of the accident are wondering why the driver’s license was suspended in South Carolina but could not make inquiry due to its privacy laws.

According toTrooper Dexter Altman he believes that the driver was jus distracted not that Sutton was over-speeding or driving DUI.

The daughter of the victim was angry as Sutton was able to get away by just being given a slap on the wrist.

She said that taking away one’s life and just to be considered an act of misdemeanor is not adequate enough. Sutton woke up alive today and my father did not.

Don Lowery was a great loss as he was a very kind and helpful person. He constructed his own house and repaired an old chicken coop for his wife’s church. He loved to  mow the lawn of the church as a work of love. He was a wonderful grandfather enthusiastically attending his the football games of his grandson and showered his three year old great grandson with love and affection.

Bishop Harry Brown, of the Holy Band of Inspiration churches, said that Lowery has the ability to perform every type of work and he was great in these things. He loved working. He was talking with the victim a few hours before he died. He was doing, landscaping – the type of work he loved.

Bebe Lowery wanted that more severe punishment must be given to the man who killed her father, although the troopers believe that the charges are enough.

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