NORTH HALEDON - Two North Jersey parents are pushing for a new law that would force drivers involved in fatal crashes to submit to drug and alcohol tests.
Their daughter, 17-year-old Michelle Sous, was killed last March in front of her North Haledon home by a pickup truck.
Sous was crossing the street as her sister was waiting for her in a parked car. She had almost made it across when she was hit and thrown nearly 100 feet.
The driver was questioned by police, but no drug or alcohol tests were done because there were no outward signs he was under the influence. It was ruled an accident.
Her parents say nothing is more devastating than losing a child and are pushing for a change in current legislation, which would make drug and alcohol tests mandatory for all drivers involved in fatal crashes.
"We don't want to leave it open to the discretion of the detective or the policeman," says Emil Sous, the victim’s father.
The parents say the current laws requiring alcohol testing after fatal crashes have not be consistently enforced.