CEDAR HILL, TN (10/30/2015) –The parents of a teen killed in a crash in Robertson County have a warning for other young people.
A preliminary report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol claims drugs and alcohol were involved in the crash and Landon Ross was not wearing a seat belt, though the cause of the crash is still under investigation.
“We know where Landon is right now,” said Dell Ross, Landon Ross’s mother. “We’re in the peace that he’s in heaven with the one person who loves him unconditionally, and that’s Jesus Christ.”
David and Dell Ross of Cedar Hill said the values they’ve instilled in their three sons start with the importance of a strong work ethic and church.
“If you didn’t get in here to church, you were going to be home all day Sunday,” said Dell Ross, sharing the family rules.
Family members said Landon Ross lived by those values. His family said he worked hard at Pleasant View Feed Mill, studied hard at Springfield High, but all the while, had the quick wit to know just what to say to get the room laughing.
“To hear people talk about Landon, those words of how he was away from home have been a blessing to me,” said Dell Ross.
“Far as we know, he was looking off, distracted for whatever reason,” said David Ross, Landon’s father, referring to the crash. “That’s a big thing these days, distracted driving. Do not make the mistake of letting peer pressure cause you harm. Life’s precious, and it’s short. For any young person out there that’s starting to learn, starting to drive, better take it serious and get real because it will cost you your life.”….Read more: