Woman shares story of losing son due to Grafton Road accident

MORGANTOWN, W.Va (WDTV) - Several of you told us on Tuesday that the mix of fast, slow, and distracted driving on Grafton Road could lead to a terrible accident.

An accident there a few years back took the life of a 33-year-old man, and left his kids without their father.

Danny Baker was killed in a crash seven years ago.

"I don't remember a whole lot because I passed out," said his mother, Cheryl. "I went to get my manager to see if I could leave, and I ended up on the floor."

It was a day she won't forget. The day she not only lost her son, but her grandchildren lost their father.

"He ran up and jumped on Danny crying in the casket and he almost knocked it over, but it was just so sad," Cheryl said.

Danny's death prompted her to think of ways in which accidents like this, and others, could be prevented in the future. She called Grafton Road a dangerous stretch, where a variety of different habits are just a cry for a major problem.

"People that live on the Grafton Road are terrified to back out of their driveways, at least if I lived up here, I would be," she said. "They fly. I mean nobody wants to give and you have drunk drivers from the bars."

She looks back on Danny's death and told us even to this day, she's afraid when she knows others are getting on the road.

"Every time my kids leave the house, Jimmy and Chelsea, I'm worried that they won't come back," Cheryl said.