Komo 4 News Report

After losing brother in crash, woman fights to end drunk driving

BOTHELL, Wash. — A heartbroken sister is turning the pain of losing a loved one into something powerful and positive.

It’s a safe ride home after a night out that can save the life of your son and daughter, your husband and even you. For Carrie Hartwell-Luwchuck a busy Friday night is healing a heart ache that seems to never go away.

“It was the worst day of my life,” said Hartwell-Luwchuck.

Eighteen months ago the Bothell woman got a tragic phone call that changed her life.

“It took over everything, ” said Hartwell-Luwchuck. “I couldn’t function.”

The call came all the way from Pennsylvania. It was a family member telling Hartwell-Luwchuck her brother had been killed in a horrific drunk driving accident.

By morning, the Bothell woman was learning about the deadly accident from numerous national news outlets online and on television. That’s because Hartwell-Luwchuck’s brother, Zac Hartwell, was the passenger inside a car driven by stunt man Ryan Dunn…

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