Having your daughter die in a car accident is bad enough, but the parents of Dayna Kempson Schacht are facing an even more unimaginable nightmare: Someone took video of their daughter at the crash, posted it on the web, and it has become a viral sensation. Even more shocking: That someone was one of the firefighters on the scene, who was supposed to be helping her, not filming her.
Kempson Schact’s parents say that a Spalding (Ga.) Fire Department officer took the cell phone video, which consists of about a half-minute of footage of his late daughter, who had two children of her own, and the crash site. The firefighter showed it to a friend, who showed it to some others, and eventually it ended up online.
Her father found out about it when someone sent a text message saying it had gone viral on the web.
Her dad told a local Georgia television station, “It was bad enough that we lost our daughter. And now to have to deal with something like this, it’s just beyond words.”
I’m not sure what is worse, that the firefighter took and shared the video, or that so many people are interested in watching it. This poor mom deserves some peace.