On May 3, 1980, Lightner’s 13-year-old daughter, Cari, was killed by a hit-and-run drunk driver at Sunset and New York Avenues in Fair Oaks, California. The sentence given to the repeat offender of driving while intoxicated (DWI) outraged Lightner who then organized Mothers Against Drunk Drivers.
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- Siblani, M. Kay (1994). Candace Lightner new president of ADC, replaces Mokhiber Arab American News, 14 October 1994
- Hanania, Ray (1995). Lightner's departure from ADC: A death knell? Arab American News, 31 March 1995