Family of well-liked woman offers reminder of deadly consequences of drunken driving

March 13, 2017 06:56 PM

MILTON - It's all that's left.

July 19, 2015, a drunken driver going 65 miles per hour, broadsides the Ford Focus driven by Amy Stock on Henry Johnson Blvd in Albany.

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"He drove through the stop sign and right through her life," said Tom Stock, Amy's brother.

Amy Stock was an environmentalist, a teacher and always trying to make the world better.

"She had advocacy in her blood and it is so fitting that we are advocating now," said Joanne Yepsen, mayor of Saratoga Springs and a friend of Amy Stock's.

Stock's mangled car is the centerpiece to a traveling multi-media exhibit designed to show how violent drunken driving can be.

"This is exactly how it was crushed from this side. She was sitting here in the driver seat. The impact from the opposite side knocked her to the side and broke her neck," explains Tom Stock as he stands next to the traveling exhibit.

The Stocks wanted the display to be real--- from the EMTs' gloves to Amy's shoes, to the furniture in the back, this is exactly how it was on that July morning.

They want to teach, as Amy would've wanted, that drunken driving can kill.

So with the help of Saratoga County Sheriff Mike Zurlo, it's going to schools and colleges, in advance of St. Patrick's Day.

The trailer will be on display all week at Saratoga County schools and the public is invited to check it out at the Saratoga Auto Museum.

"We wanted it to be real as possible for that first impact when you look at it. To say, 'Wow, somebody died here. Somebody died here in this car, because of the actions of a drunk driver," said Stock.

He says it's hard to not get choked up when he sees it, but he's comforted that he and his family are doing the right thing to honor Amy's life.

"I look at it and say she's going to keep doing good things. It's a good legacy."

The man who hit Amy Stock is serving 8-24 years in state prison.


Mark Mulholland

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