S. Ind. man killed crossing I-65

S. Ind. man killed crossing I-65

There are 54 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jul 23, 2007, titled S. Ind. man killed crossing I-65. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Indiana State Police were seeking a car that investigators believed struck and killed a man who tried to cross Interstate 65 on Sunday.

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asdf

Indianapolis, IN

#22 Jul 23, 2007
Even tougher wrote:
As opposed to the right rear passenger side moron
Ignore my last comment. Your stupidity threw me all off. The rear/front wasn't in question. The article said the right front passenger side. The passenger side IS the right side. I was saying that they could have left the "right" part out of the comment because if it's on the passenger side it HAS to be on the right side... You see, "left front passenger side" is impossible. Understand?

Had I said "as opposed to the right rear passenger side" you would have been right, however I didn't say that. I hate explaining myself to idiots.

Since: Jul 07

Ashburn, VA

#24 Jul 23, 2007
passerby_naysayer wrote:
I am truly appalled that someone could read this story and their ultimate concern was the depth of the education of the writer rather than concern for the man who was killed and for his family and friends.
What a tragic situation.
Please, show some sort of sensitivity and empathy.
Thank you for your kind thoughts for Randy's friends and family. For those of you that did not know anything about him he was a quality young man driving to and from Louisville to work everyday in an old beater that hardly ever ran right. Very hard to afford a better car when it takes all you make to buy gas and support 2 baby girls. We here in Scottsburg will miss him badly and pray for his family.

Since: Jul 07

Auckland, NZ & Carmel, IN

#26 Jul 23, 2007
My thoughts and prayers go out to those afflicted by this tragedy.
<3
M-R DUX

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#27 Jul 23, 2007
IUMDinMD wrote:
What do you call the back left side? Passengers can sit behind the driver too you know.
Left Rear.
Even tougher

Fishers, IN

#28 Jul 23, 2007
asdf wrote:
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It's still stating the obvious moron, do you think he backed into him on the interstate at 70mph+?
They tell you where the damage is ( or supposed to be ) so people will know what to look for when they see a damaged vehicle in the future. Idiots like you would make up the fact that the car was traveling 70+ miles per hour. That doesn't help anyone find the person who did this..."excuse me sir, did you travel 70+ miles per hour last night. You did? That must be the person who hit the guy!"

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, IN

#29 Jul 23, 2007
Manny-Scottsburg wrote:
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Thank you for your kind thoughts for Randy's friends and family. For those of you that did not know anything about him he was a quality young man driving to and from Louisville to work everyday in an old beater that hardly ever ran right. Very hard to afford a better car when it takes all you make to buy gas and support 2 baby girls. We here in Scottsburg will miss him badly and pray for his family.
I don't doubt he was everything you said in your post and I am certain he will be missed by those who knew him. However, he did make a stupid decision. There is a reason interstate highways are called "limited access" and there is also a reason why it is unlawful for pedestrians to be on interstates.

The story is not quite clear. It states that he was walking toward the exit ramp after he had car trouble going south on 65, and was struck as he was crossing the interstate. Why does a person walk toward the ramp and then cross the interstate when the exit ramp should have been on his right? The only way this make a bit of sense to me is if he pulled off on the left shoulder of 65. That way, he would have been walking south on 65 on the left shoulder and crossed when he approached the ramp.

If this is the scenario, then had the driver stopped, he/she probably would not have faced charges unless they were intoxicated because Randy should not have been crossing in the first place. Now, this driver, who most likely would have not had any charges against him/her, will likely face charges of hit and run resulting in death, and anything else they can dream up.
Jenny

Duncan, OK

#31 Jul 23, 2007
asdf wrote:
"Police said the vehicle likely has heavy damage to the right front passenger side."
As opposed to the left front passenger side?
Could have been driving a car made to be driven in England?
Cutler girl

West Lafayette, IN

#32 Jul 23, 2007
Drew Peacock wrote:
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I don't doubt he was everything you said in your post and I am certain he will be missed by those who knew him. However, he did make a stupid decision. There is a reason interstate highways are called "limited access" and there is also a reason why it is unlawful for pedestrians to be on interstates.
The story is not quite clear. It states that he was walking toward the exit ramp after he had car trouble going south on 65, and was struck as he was crossing the interstate. Why does a person walk toward the ramp and then cross the interstate when the exit ramp should have been on his right? The only way this make a bit of sense to me is if he pulled off on the left shoulder of 65. That way, he would have been walking south on 65 on the left shoulder and crossed when he approached the ramp.
If this is the scenario, then had the driver stopped, he/she probably would not have faced charges unless they were intoxicated because Randy should not have been crossing in the first place. Now, this driver, who most likely would have not had any charges against him/her, will likely face charges of hit and run resulting in death, and anything else they can dream up.
Sorry, I can't sit quiet on this one. I hope they find whoever hit him and prosecute. So what if he did park on the wrong side of the interstate and cross to the exit ramp? He probably wasn't thinking clearly. What are you thinking when your car is breaking down? You're thinking, damn, this is gonna cost money, I'm late for work, etc. You're thinking about the problem, not the proper place to pull off. If it was a big issue,(like power steering or brakes) and he was in the left lane to begin with, he may not have felt confident about switching lanes to pull off on the right. Now this young man is dead. I personally hate getting on the interstate because of all the hooligans that chat on their phones while drinking their coffee and changing the DVD player for the kids. Whoever hit him likely wasn't paying attention. It's our job as motorists to keep our eyes open. Nobody should have to die because they had car trouble. God bless his family and his little girls!
passenger side

United States

#33 Jul 23, 2007
well we now no it was not a postal jeep because that would have been the left passenger side
WTF

Indianapolis, IN

#34 Jul 23, 2007
passerby_naysayer wrote:
I am truly appalled that someone could read this story and their ultimate concern was the depth of the education of the writer rather than concern for the man who was killed and for his family and friends. What a tragic situation. Please, show some sort of sensitivity and empathy.
I agree. It's a shame people aren't educated better so we should support him/her by offering constructive criticism. At least he/she has a job and doesn't wander in front of traffic.
WTF

Indianapolis, IN

#35 Jul 23, 2007
Drew Peacock wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't doubt he was everything you said in your post and I am certain he will be missed by those who knew him. However, he did make a stupid decision. There is a reason interstate highways are called "limited access" and there is also a reason why it is unlawful for pedestrians to be on interstates.
The story is not quite clear. It states that he was walking toward the exit ramp after he had car trouble going south on 65, and was struck as he was crossing the interstate. Why does a person walk toward the ramp and then cross the interstate when the exit ramp should have been on his right? The only way this make a bit of sense to me is if he pulled off on the left shoulder of 65. That way, he would have been walking south on 65 on the left shoulder and crossed when he approached the ramp.
If this is the scenario, then had the driver stopped, he/she probably would not have faced charges unless they were intoxicated because Randy should not have been crossing in the first place. Now, this driver, who most likely would have not had any charges against him/her, will likely face charges of hit and run resulting in death, and anything else they can dream up.
Hey Drew,

I can forward you several emails from my Spam folder that might help you with your "problem". The only drawback is that you might have to get a new handle...
WTF

Indianapolis, IN

#36 Jul 23, 2007
asdf wrote:
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It's still stating the obvious moron, do you think he backed into him on the interstate at 70mph+?
Maybe it was Joey Chitwood practicing for a comeback...
Kimberly

Lizton, IN

#37 Jul 23, 2007
Oddly enough we went through this area yesterday morning (around 9:00a) on our way home from Louisville. Traffic was being diverted off of 65 onto the ramp and then back down the entrance ramp back onto 65. I, too, though am confused about if he was going south how/why would he "cross" the interstate unless, like a previous commenter, he had to pull off to the left. I can assure you that, unless they moved his car, there were no cars on the median side of 65 going southbound.

Since: Jan 07

New Albany, IN

#38 Jul 23, 2007
WTF wrote:
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Hey Drew,
I can forward you several emails from my Spam folder that might help you with your "problem". The only drawback is that you might have to get a new handle...
Wilma Coxwell, perhaps?
WTF

Indianapolis, IN

#39 Jul 23, 2007
Kimberly wrote:
Oddly enough we went through this area yesterday morning (around 9:00a) on our way home from Louisville. Traffic was being diverted off of 65 onto the ramp and then back down the entrance ramp back onto 65. I, too, though am confused about if he was going south how/why would he "cross" the interstate unless, like a previous commenter, he had to pull off to the left. I can assure you that, unless they moved his car, there were no cars on the median side of 65 going southbound.
Does your car have front passenger side damage?
WTF

Indianapolis, IN

#40 Jul 23, 2007
Drew Peacock wrote:
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Wilma Coxwell, perhaps?
Perhaps, or if you prefer a more masculine handle, try Richard Steele...
deer

Seattle, WA

#41 Jul 23, 2007
Maybe the driver thought he was a deer. If it was a semi or three quarter ton truck, I doubt he would have done much damage. Then again, the only way they would have known what area of the vehicle he hit was if there was a headlight or piece of trim left behind. Usually people run across roads that they dont want to be hit on. If we assume that, there can be a case made that there was no way someone could dodge a moving target that was coming perpindicular to the fast moving vehicle. I hope they dont prosecute whoever punted him, and hopefully he had some insurance to pay for a new front end.
M-R DUX

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#42 Jul 25, 2007
deer wrote:
Maybe the driver thought he was a deer. If it was a semi or three quarter ton truck, I doubt he would have done much damage. Then again, the only way they would have known what area of the vehicle he hit was if there was a headlight or piece of trim left behind. Usually people run across roads that they dont want to be hit on. If we assume that, there can be a case made that there was no way someone could dodge a moving target that was coming perpindicular to the fast moving vehicle. I hope they dont prosecute whoever punted him, and hopefully he had some insurance to pay for a new front end.
I have hit a few animals on the road and I like most people have stopped to see if any serious damage has been done to my vehicle. The fact they took off shows they probably knew exactly what they hit. They should be tried for murder, not manslaughter like they'll probably get.

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, IN

#43 Jul 26, 2007
Cutler girl wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry, I can't sit quiet on this one. I hope they find whoever hit him and prosecute. So what if he did park on the wrong side of the interstate and cross to the exit ramp? He probably wasn't thinking clearly. What are you thinking when your car is breaking down? You're thinking, damn, this is gonna cost money, I'm late for work, etc. You're thinking about the problem, not the proper place to pull off. If it was a big issue,(like power steering or brakes) and he was in the left lane to begin with, he may not have felt confident about switching lanes to pull off on the right. Now this young man is dead. I personally hate getting on the interstate because of all the hooligans that chat on their phones while drinking their coffee and changing the DVD player for the kids. Whoever hit him likely wasn't paying attention. It's our job as motorists to keep our eyes open. Nobody should have to die because they had car trouble. God bless his family and his little girls!
Well, you know something? If he was thinking of all those other things regarding his car breakdown, he should not be driving in the first place. Safety for him and other motorists should have been his primary concern.

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, IN

#44 Jul 26, 2007
deer wrote:
Maybe the driver thought he was a deer. If it was a semi or three quarter ton truck, I doubt he would have done much damage. Then again, the only way they would have known what area of the vehicle he hit was if there was a headlight or piece of trim left behind. Usually people run across roads that they dont want to be hit on. If we assume that, there can be a case made that there was no way someone could dodge a moving target that was coming perpindicular to the fast moving vehicle. I hope they dont prosecute whoever punted him, and hopefully he had some insurance to pay for a new front end.
Maybe he was a Frogger champion when he was a kid and thought I can do this!

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