Updates. With AP Photos. AP Video. By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer There isn't a memorial anymore at the quiet intersection near a vast cornfield and a family restaurant, the site of an accident that forever changed Shelly Mealer's life.
It's been nearly five years since that awful night near Wauseon, Ohio, little more than an hour's drive south of the Michigan campus in Ann Arbor. The accident killed Mealer's husband, Dave, and Hollis Richer, the 17-year-old girlfriend of her son, Elliott. He was hurt but he's doing well, starting for the Wolverines and clearing the way for Denard Robinson.
Her other son, Brock?
He is walking again against all odds after that accident on Christmas Eve 2007.
''I pick and choose my times to look back at where we were and where we've come,'' Shelly Mealer said trying to hold back tears. ''It's been a long road. There's only two things in life I knew for sure: I knew Elliott would play D-I football. And, I knew that Brock would walk again no matter ...