Car Crash Survivor Speaks Out

By: Matt Barbour Email
By: Matt Barbour Email

A man who survived, but lost his wife and unborn baby in a car crash talks about it for the first time.

This comes as the driver police say is responsible for causing the accident faced a judge on Tuesday.

George Clem, 41, of Elcomb is being held on an eleven million dollar bond on charges of murder, fetal homicide and first-degree assault.

The pain of losing his wife is still strong...

“It's hard to talk about this. But I love her so much and we had a bright future ahead of us. We had a beautiful baby that was supposed to come into this world. She was supposed to finish school. I just wish I could see her again to tell her I love her,” Darryl Stewart said.

Darryl Stewart's wife, Elizabeth and her unborn child were killed in a head-on collision in June.

The driver of the other vehicle, 41 year old George Clem, was arrested Monday on a number of charges including wanton murder and fetal homicide.

“I don't see how anyone can get through the day without praying to God, because he's the only one, the only thing that's getting me through this,” Stewart said.

Darryl and Elizabeth met in high school, dated for 6 years and were recently married in April.

He says it's the simple things he misses most about his wife.

“Just seeing her face every morning. She had a beautiful smile. She had a great personality. Just telling her I love her everyday,” Stewart said.

He says he'll take comfort knowing that she's in a better place.

George Clem pleaded not guilty and will be back in court July 21st.

We were able to talk to his family in court, but they did not want to go on-camera.

They did say Clem ended up in an unfortunate situation and they are very sorry for Darryl's loss.

Toxicology reports confirmed Clem was under the influence at the time of the crash.

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  • by louise miller Location: belfry ky on Jul 16, 2008 at 01:38 PM
    to darryl i,m so sorry about your wife and your unborn child but god will take care of both of them for you just have faith darryl and god will send you an angel to watch over you god bless you your friend from ky
  • by Stacy Location: E. KY on Jul 16, 2008 at 10:55 AM
    My heart and prayers go out to Darryl and his family. I can not even begin to imagine the tremendous loss they have suffered at the hands of Mr. Clem and his "unfortunate situation". Stand strong and fight for you loved one's memories.
  • by Sarah Location: CIncinnati on Jul 16, 2008 at 09:32 AM
    This is a very terrible accident that leaves us wondering why something so traumatic could happen to Darryl, whom I have know for years, a very sweet man who loved his wife and unborn child. He has the right attitude about this tragic time in his life. Just keep praying Darryl and take it one day at a time.
  • by malissa Location: salyersville on Jul 16, 2008 at 09:15 AM
    sorry about your loss hang in there
  • by beth Location: harlan on Jul 16, 2008 at 06:38 AM
    I love you Darryl. God will bring you through this.
  • by Nathan on Jul 15, 2008 at 06:29 PM
    My heart goes out to Darryl Stewart and his family, as well as Elizabeth's family. I hope Clem will never see freedom again.


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