Three years ago, 25-year-old Kevin Yates was killed by a drunk driver. Now his family's mission is to share their experience with others.
While many of us choose to spend this Labor Day with family and friends but others don't get that opportunity. Yates was killed July 31, 2011 after he was hit head-on by a drunk driver.
"It was just very unbelievable, very almost like you were in a dream that you weren't waking up from and still today. It's that same," said Tiki Finlayson.
July 31st was a day Yates' family will never forget.
"1N3 comes from the current statistic that one in three people are impacted by drunk driving and I became part of that statistic," said Finlayson.
That's where the family says the organization got its name. Yates' Chrysler Minivan travels with the organization, serving as painful reminder of what Yates went through that night.
"We're hoping that with what 1N3 is putting out and putting awareness out there that people will think twice and they will drink responsibly and there's more concern than just about themselves but other people on the road," said Yates' brother and In3 co-founder Derek Yates.
Serving as a 1N3 Spokesperson, Latisha Stephens, the person who was convicted of killing Yates. She gave 1N3 a statement after her conviction in April two years ago.
"Kevin Yates lost his life because of the decisions that I made and that's the worst feeling that anyone could possibly have to live with," said Stephens.
"The forgiveness with Tish, it wasn't saying what she did was okay. It's never okay and she knows that what she did was not okay. But what it's saying is that forgiveness is possible no matter what someone's done to you," said Finlayson.
IN3 will travel to the Tennessee National Governor Highway Safety office in Murfeesboro to share their experience later this week.
To learn more about 1N3 or if you want to go get involved, click here. By Alyssa Spirato