MOORESVILLE, Ind. -- A community is coming together to help an Indiana National Guardsman who lost his wife in an accident with a suspected drunken driver on Father’s Day.
Zane and Brittany Fields had spent the evening of July 17 watching racing at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville.
They were headed home on US 40 near Cascade High School when Zane said his wife unbuckled her seat belt and leaned over to give him a Father’s Day kiss. Moments later, another vehicle rear-ended them, causing Zane’s car to flip five times. Brittany was ejected out the front windshield.
“In reality, it can happen to anyone at any given time,” said Zane. “I used to take so many things for granted, but I don’t anymore. Tomorrow is never guaranteed.”
Brittany suffered severe head trauma and spent 45 days at IU Methodist Hospital before her family made the difficult decision to disconnect her from life support.