Before I start this, I would like to say that all my family members really appreciates hosts who offered my brother worm bed, food and good memories during his trip. Thank you again.
Sangyoon Jeon (Jay Jeon) is my only one younger brother who was struck and killed by van driver in South Carolina last Monday, November 04, 2019. My family and people who know him still could not believe this tragic accident. He was only 27 years old, just graduated from university and dreamed about an American cross country bicycle adventure. He and my family members had prepared few months to achieve this trip. We worried so much but could not stop him, very confident, had many experiences already in Korea.
My brother was very polite, honest and always tries to take care of other people. He had never fear or compromise with injustice. I am so sure that. However, the ambiguous news for this accident and malicious comments after news killed my brother again (Because, there are different way of road designation between the U.S.A and South Korea; and Korean newspaper just copied what American reporter wrote). We had a meeting with highway patrol who investigating this case, and they surely said that my brother did not break the road law in this accident. All his protective clothing is smashed……..
I still can’t believe that I am not able to see nor hear my only one younger brother anymore…. All my family members are going through difficult time and not sure how to overcome this painful time…. We regret that gave him a permit to trip…..Why didn’t we stop him….. However, I strongly believe that this isn’t what my brother wants…. He probably gave us an important message as he sacrificed. The next victims may be me or you…..
Lastly, I really appreciate everyone who helped my family while we are staying at South Carolina. It was really worm and never forgettable………