What? A story about an 18-year-old man dying in an auto accident has this headline in the Rockford Register-Star:
Fatal crash leaves unborn baby without father
Odd way to put it. Here’s more of the story, see if you can spot some other oddities:
DURAND — Michael Larison loved his family and was looking forward to becoming a father himself this spring.
Larison, 18, of Durand told his mom he was excited to be a dad and pledged to be by his girlfriend’s side while the two awaited the birth of their child in April.
“We just found out, and he said he couldn’t wait to be a father, and he’d hold my hand throughout it all, and that I’d be all right,” said Jessica Grismore, 16, of Freeport.
Larison was killed in a car accident in South Beloit early Saturday, leaving his unborn child only Grismore’s memories through which to know him, she said.
[snip]The death of this young man is, of course, tragic but the story is full of details you don't normally see in a newspaper article on a fatal car crash.
Larison had most recently moved to Durand from Dakota, where he attended high school and met Grismore, who said she was drawn to his bad-boy attitude. Grismore said she quickly learned that Larison was a nice guy at heart.
The two were together for 1.5 years and liked watching movies together and just hanging out, Grismore said.
Larison liked football and basketball, but above all, he loved to fish and hoped to make a career out of it, Houghton said.