At just 21 years old, Sarah Root had her whole life ahead of her.
She had graduated from Bellevue University near Omaha, Nebraska, with top grades.
But while she was out celebrating with friends on January 31, just 24 hours after completing her degree, her life was cut short.
While she had stopped at traffic lights in her car, drunken illegal immigrant Eswin Mejia slammed into her while he was street racing in his truck.
Her family kept her on life support for three days, but her injuries were too severe. In those 72 hours Mejia had been arrested, been freed on bond and had already left the country.