Another story has been published about the young widow helped out by the Grace Brethren Church of Simi Valley, Calif. (John McIntosh, pastor). Here is an excerpt–to read the entire story click here.
When Christina Bartholomew and her husband, 3-year-old son, mother-in-law and a friend headed out caravan-style, from their Colorado home Sept. 29, her mind was filled with dreams and hope for their new life in Simi Valley.
But before the three vehicles even crossed the Utah border, the 26-year-old became a widow when the U-Haul truck her husband was driving went off I-70 near Grand Junction, hitting a support beam for the overpass. Eric Bartholomew, 27, was killed instantly.
“I don’t know what happened,” Bartholomew said. “We were caravaning, and my friend was following behind when it happened. I was in front, leading the way with my mother-in-law. And I lost site of him in the rearview. My phone rang. My friend said: ‘You need to call 911. This is not good.’ He slowly drifted off the side of the road. There were no brake lights.”
An autopsy ruled out heart attack, stroke, aneurysm, alcohol and drugs as possible reasons why Eric Bartholomew drifted off the road. The police investigation has been closed, Bartholomew said.