Laura Bush Recalls ‘Guilt’ Following Fatal Car Accident

An event that she says has filled her with guilt her whole life, former First Lady Laura Bush reflects with Oprah Winfrey on that November 1963 car crash in Midland, Texas, that killed her high school friend.

Mrs. Bush opens up about the accident, saying it occurred when she was rushing to a drive-in movie and ran a stop sign, hitting the car of her school's star athlete, Mike Douglas. Douglas passed away following the collision.

The former first lady tells Oprah that the accident was never talked about and that she never spoke with the Douglas family again. "I wanted to go to the funeral but I could tell my parents didn't want me to go," Mrs. Bush disclosed. "I felt guilty for my whole life."

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