Dustin Davenport Carter Inman, the only child of my cousin Kathy and her husband Billy, from Woodstock, Georgia, would have been 29 years old today.
On June 16, 2000, Dustin and his parents were on their way to their weekend retreat in the mountains of North Georgia, to celebrate Father's Day. Dustin and his beloved dog Lucky died on impact in a car accident in Ellijay, Georgia. A vehicle driven by a man named Gonzalo Harrell-Gonzalez struck the family from behind at full force as they waited at a stoplight. It was later determined the driver had fallen asleep at the wheel.
The man who killed Dustin, disabled Kathy for life, and scarred an entire family forever, is an illegal alien who had in his possession at the time of the accident, a North Carolina driver license which he obtained legally with a Mexican consular card. Gonzalez was treated at a local hospital immediately after the accident and because he was not being watched by police, he fled the hospital. Despite numerous features on "America's Most Wanted", Gonzalez remains at-large.
Dustin was a beloved son, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend and he will never be forgotten.