Joan Uhl holds up a laminated copy of the last email she received from her son Eugene Uhl III. Eugene died in an Army helicopter crash in Iraq in 2003.
Joan Uhl got the news while she was sitting bedside at the hospital after her husband had a heart attack.
"My head was like it was spinning; I couldn't believe it," said Uhl, 59, an Amherst resident. "It was like I was sleeping and couldn't wake up because it was like a bad dream."
Uhl's sister, Barbara Gollnow, and five others were killed when a semitrailer truck rear-ended their SUV on March 2 while driving through Kentucky on their way back from Orlando. It's the most recent in a long history of heartbreaking deaths Uhl has endured. ...