Dayna Kempson Schacht video of her tragic car accident was sent to her parents via cell phone. Can you imagine? It was only last July that Schacht, a 23-year-old Georgia native, lost control of her car and crashed into trees that resulted in an instant death. While her parents were trying to cope with the devastating loss, it was just a couple months later that they received a video message sent to their cell phone. Included in that video? Raw footage of their daughter’s crash that was supposedly filmed in its entirety by a first responder.
Jeff Kempson, Dayna’s father recalled the anguish he felt receiving that message. He said, “It was bad enough that we lost our daughter. And now to have to deal with something like this, it’s just beyond words.”
Dayna’s mother, Lucretia Kempson, added, “When I close my eyes, it’s not fair that that video is what I see of my daughter.” I can’t even imagine!
Reports are saying that the footage wasn’t filmed to intentionally hurt Schacht’s family, but rather, it was shared among firefighters within their department. It wasn’t long before the video was being shared around town and ended up in the Kempson’s cell phone inbox.
So what has since happened to the firefighter who shot the footage? He has been suspended.
What do you think about the Dayna Kempson Schacht video outrage? Granted technology these days is absolutely a Godsend, but as you can see from this instance, it can be horrific.
Every parent’s worst nightmare is to have something happen to their child, especially in a horrific and tragic way. The parents of 23-year old Dayna Kempson Schacht have had double the pain that most parents go through when losing a child, especially because the video of their daughter’s horrific car crash was sent to them via cell phone.
Dayna Kempson Schacht was a beautiful mother of two who lost control of her car last July and hit a patch of trees. She was killed instantly. A couple of months after she passed away, her parents received a video message on their cell phone, complete with footage of Dayna right after the crash. The worst part is that the video was taken by one of the first responders on the scene of the accident.
Dayna’s father, Jeff Kempson said, “It was bad enough that we lost our daughter. And now to have to deal with something like this, it’s just beyond words.”
In the video, someone is talking in the background and says, “Hold that down for me. That’s really bad. Oh my God.”
The video was shared between other firefighters and then eventually went viral.
Dayna’s mother, Lucretia Kempson can’t get the image of the video out of her mind and says, “When I close my eyes, it’s not fair that that video is what I see of my daughter.”
Why this person chose to shoot such a horrific video is beyond me, but I can’t help but think that Dayna’s poor parents are vicitms of a form of cyber-bullying. We typically think of cyber-bullying only happening to kids and young adults, but what other label can be put on such a horrific act?
Have advances in technology pretty much extinguised people having a conscience?
My heart and prayers go out to Dayna’s parents, and the two children she left behind. I hope and pray that the video is destroyed so that they never have to see it.