Three passengers killed in fiery turnpike crash

The crash involving a tandem tractor-trailer and four passenger vehicles happened around 12:30 p.m. on the westbound lanes, several miles east of the Lebanon-Lancaster exit, state police said. —Three passengers killed in fiery turnpike crash (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

There is a lot of bad news out there, from the disappearance of the pregnant woman in Ohio, to the girl whose feet were cut off on an amusement park ride in Kentucky. My heart goes out to the victims and their families.

This story is the latest to hit me pretty hard. Fortunately there were no vehicles involved besides our car and the truck, but two years ago, this could have been me on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. After my family walked away from that crash, few things have really bothered me at all, on any level. Every day feels like a gift.