Kristan was always very loving and loved by many. She was the youngest of four children and is missed very much by her family, especially her sister and best friend, Brittany and two little cousins that adored her like crazy. Kristan got engaged to the love of her life, Robert, and two soon-to-be step daughters that she loved very much. Her life was coming together perfectly.
On March 31, 2015 around 10:20 p.m., I got a phone call as I was driving home from the airport after picking up my husband. The person on the other end was a Utah Highway Patrol officer asking me if I knew Kristan Millman and if I was her mother.
In that moment, I wasn’t sure what to think. The officer let me know as caringly as possible that my daughter had been in a car crash and was very sorry to tell me that she passed away. Not only did our daughter pass away, so did her fiancé, Robert, and her dog, Patada. We were told Robert passed a semi-truck and then pulled over to make a U-turn. As he did, they were hit by the semi-truck. Robert was a very cautious driver. We don’t know why they decided to turn around.
Kristan had called our family the day of the crash and everyone, except her grandmother, had missed her call. None of us got to say goodbye. Regretting the missed calls is a struggle every day for us. Kristan loved life and was always excited to let us know how they were doing and how her new home was coming together. Brittany has really struggled with the loss of her best friend and sister. The two girls were very close with each other.
I hope that sharing Kristan’s story helps to keep other families from experiencing such a tragedy. Please always buckle up and check to see if there is oncoming traffic before making a turn.
Always in our hearts and with us. We love you to the moon and back, Baby Girl.
Dad, Mom and Brittany