Reader's Digest did it first: Read the original 1996 story that inspired the romantic film starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum. By Lynnette Baughman
Their spirits were soaring as the newlywed couple, Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, headed toward Phoenix to spend Thanksgiving with her family. They were driving their new Ford Escort and chatting about the Cowboys, the university baseball team that Kim coached back in their hometown of Las Vegas, N.M. With them was Milan Rasic, Kim's assistant coach.
It was pitch-dark at 6:30 p.m., and by then Krickitt had taken the wheel. Kim, who had a head cold, had gotten in the back seat of the car so he could lie down. Six miles west of Gallup, N.M., on Interstate 40, a flatbed truck traveling ahead of them at about 30 miles per hour was obscured by exhaust smoke. Kim woke to Krickitt's scream of terror and Milan's shout, "Watch out!"
Krickitt hit the brakes and attempted to swerve left, but collided with the flatbed. A pickup truckRead More »from The True Story Behind the Vow