By the time Barb Bickford learned her teen-aged son was abusing prescription drugs, it was too late. Matt Gear was only 18 in 2003 when he was killed in a traffic crash west of Fond du Lac. Full Story: Fond du Lac Reporter Add new comment WarningPlease refrain from adding URLs to unrelated or commercial websites. This site is moderated and comments with inappropriate links are rejected. Thank you for your understanding. No profane language is allowed! Posts that contain profanity will not be published. Your name Comment * More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically. CAPTCHAThis question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.