Omar Villafranca, NBC 5 News
At the intersection where her son was hit and killed, Jeremy Price's mother has put up a sign that warns of the dangers of drinking and driving.
The family of a man killed in a drunken-driving crash last Memorial Day weekend gathered in Dallas on Friday to remember him.
A truck hit Jeremy Price's PT Cruiser at the corner of Ervay and Corinth streets on May 23, 2012, killing him. Kellilynne Seaman, who was also in the car and was pregnant, lost her child. A child in the back seat survived.
Price's mother, Patty Carter, drives past the intersection almost every day. Carter, a Dallas police officer, works just a few blocks away.
"It's just a constant memory that you know what happened here at this intersection, where my son lost his life," she said.
Surrounded by more than three dozen friends, family members and co-workers, Carter on Friday night planted a sign at the intersection with her son’s picture that warns of the dangers of drinking and driving.
"This is just the worst thing that can happen to a parent," she said. "I'm going to miss him walking through that door the most and just saying, 'Mom.'"
The small group joined in song before 25 doves were released into the air.
The pain of losing a big brother still gets to Price's 8-year-old sister, Ka’Leigh Carter.
"I always got to play with him and that he took care of me," she said after wiping her tears. "He was special to me, and I loved him."
Patty Carter said she hopes her son's death will remind at least one person that drinking and driving should be avoided at all costs.
"It is a choice to drink. It's a choice to get in your car and drive," she said. "It's your choice to be at that bar to drink, so, you know, don't drink and drive."
Mathew Moore, 26, the driver of the pickup truck that struck Price, was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter.