Exclusive: Crash Victim Speaks Out After Semi Driver Faces Charges (VIDEO)

By Stephanie Parkinson - 21Alive

January 10, 2014 Updated Jan 10, 2014 at 5:44 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (21Alive) - A year after the tragic semi crash on U.S. 30 at Doyle Road one of the crash victims spoke exclusively with 21Alive's Stephanie Parkinson.

"I'll tell you, the wreck was the scariest thing I've ever seen. I can remember getting out of the car and trying to take cover, things were flying and fire, smoke, and watched a lady burn," said Marsha Sarrazin, crash survivor.

Marsha, and five others survived the crash. Suzanne Stephenson, and Sandra Dealey weren't as lucky. They both lost their lives last January.

New Haven Police say Scott Saunders' semi truck never slowed down before plowing into the five cars. It happened just after the light had turned green in the westbound lanes.

"I remember getting out of the car and seeing him walk around his semi, looking at his semi. He never helped anybody," said Sarrazin. "He never asked how I was, if I was going to be alright, he had nothing to say, other than, I just didn't stop. I didn't stop."

Marsha rode in the same ambulance as Saunders to the hospital.

"And even in the ambulance ride, his voice, was just an, I don't care voice," said Sarrazin.

Now, Saunders is facing 16 charges. 12 of them are felonies, including two counts of reckless homicide.

"He deserves whatever he gets, because he was an experienced truck driver," said Sarrazin.

Marsha worked as a bartender. After the crash, she couldn't work. Since then, she's struggled to pay her medical bills, and even her rent. Several civil suits were filed by the victims of the crash.

"It will never be worth it, no matter whatever happens, it will never be worth what he put us through," said Sarrazin.

What Marsha really wants is something she thinks she'll never get.

"I'd like to see him apologize to everybody, even though it's not, it's not going to bring anything back. But I don't think he wants to, and I don't think he ever will," said Sarrazin.

This past year has not been easy, but Marsha says she's learned things too.

"You better treasure what you got, treasure what you got," said Sarrazin.

A warrant has been issued for Saunders' arrest. His last known address is in Kenosha, Wisconsin.




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