Mom raises awareness against drunk driving after losing her husband and baby

One woman's tragedy went viral after she shared photos of her husband and infant son, along with the story of their untimely death in Facebook, according to ABC News

Destiny Mantia, of Winfield Missouri, posted a photo collage of her family with the heartbreaking details on her Facebook page, according to ABC. 

Mantia told about how her husband, Corey, had gone to work and she had spent the day with her 15-month old son, Parker, just like any normal day. When her husband came home from work they all got into the car for an appointment, according to the post on Mantia's Facebook page. 

"On our way to this ... appointment my amazing husband, who was driving, my precious baby, whom I still nursed and kept rear facing, ... and I were struck nearly head on at an excessive speed by a drunk driver. 

The action of one selfish person who thought they were "OK" to drive instantly took the life of my sweet, innocent, 15-month old son in the back seat," Destiny wrote on her Facebook page."

Destiny and her husband were air-lifted from the accident and her husband died the next day, according to ABC News. The woman who hit them also died from her injuries, according to ABC News. 

"One selfish decision to drink and drive caused me to be a widow and the mom to an angel at the age of 21 ... This hurt, pain and our future could have all been prevented if someone would have stepped up and stopped this selfish woman from drinking and driving," Destiny said on her Facebook page. 

Destiny told reporters that she suffered a serious concussion, but recovered within a few weeks of the accident, according to ABC. 

Destiny also told reporters that the family of the driver has never reached out. "I wish they would apologize. She was at a wedding reception, so I feel like there must have been at least 100 people that could've stopped her from driving that night," she told ABC. 

Her Facebook post, which has been shared nearly 60,000 times, also encouraged family members and friends to watch our for their loved ones. 

"Don't allow your friends and family [to] drink and drive. Don't share DUI checkpoints. Be an advocate! Stand up with me! Let's stop this," she said on Facebook.

A year ago today was like many other days. Corey Mantia woke up and went to work. Parker and I stayed at home and played...

Posted by Destiny Mantia on Sunday, September 20, 2015
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