Pedestrian dies while crossing U.S. 1 in Key Largo

Apr 29, 2010 Full story: Front www.keysnet.com 20

A Key Largo woman died Wednesday night after she was struck by a sport utility vehicle while crossing U.S. 1 in Key Largo.The Florida Highway Patrol says Ruby Newton, 34, was crossing the road from east to west at the same time that Michael Walsh Jr., 31, was driving a 2002 Toyota southbound around mile marker 94.6. It was about 9:15 p.m. when ...

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April Groves

Richmond Hill, GA

#2 Apr 29, 2010
She left a family and people that love her...you could remember that and your heart should break everytime you think of somebody reading your post. A woman died and "She had it coming" is the best you can do...
Brandi Finch Arter

United States

#3 Apr 29, 2010
That was my best friend in high school. I miss her more and more each day. She was a vibrant soul and adventurous young lady. My heart aches knowing that I will never be able to see her or hear her voice again. I LOVE YOU RUBY!!!! HEAVEN GAINED A NEW ANGEL !!!
Brandi Finch Arter

United States

#4 Apr 29, 2010
Keith wrote:
We saw a lady walking across the highway about that time talking on the phone and not paying attention to traffic and I mentioned to my girl friend that lady is going to get hit
What are you trying to say here?? Since you saw that she was going to get hit WHY didnt you do something about it??? THINK about what you are putting on here before you write it.... she is a loved one that is deeply missed and will forever be loved!!!
Keith

Brea, CA

#5 Apr 30, 2010
What did you want me to do go back hold her hand and tell her too look both ways before crossing the street and not talk on the phone and pay attention to traffic...I don't like anybody getting hurt but were all are responsible for ourselves all the time
Kelly

Hinesville, GA

#6 Apr 30, 2010
Keith, you could have executed a little more tact when posting. I could hope that your mind has the faculties to explore the option that her family and friends would be reading this article and posts that follow. Your reply should have been to say that you are sorry for the loss. Your heart would not be so callus if it were in fact YOUR girlfriend involved in this grave tragedy. Nobody blamed you for the accident itself, just for your tactless and thoughtless replies. May God be with you and your loved ones.
Jeff

Aberdeen, NC

#7 Apr 30, 2010
Does anyone know where she will be buuried, The town in NC and or the Funeral Home. I'd like to send some flowers. PS: Knew the Newtons in the 80 while stationed in Germany, Ruby and about 10 years old then. SAD SAD SAD
Jeff

Aberdeen, NC

#8 Apr 30, 2010
I just found it on-line. She is being buried today, Friday 30 Apr 2010 in Hollywood FL.
unknown

Houston, TX

#9 Apr 30, 2010
look this young lady was my 1st couison so please be mindful of what you are writing,our family is reading this. We are very hurt over this situation. And Keith you are wrong. And thats all I can say and still be ladylike.
unknown

Jackson, NJ

#10 May 1, 2010
There is no doubt that this was a terrible tragedy, but I think you're being a little hard on "Keith", I'm not sure there was anything he could have done to help avoid this awful accident.He never said "she deserved it" he only stated what he saw. It is a tragedy that a young woman lost her life, but it is also a tragedy for the young man that hit her, and a terrible tragedy for his family as well. Their lives will never be the same from an accident that seems to have been unavoidable. Condolences to everyone invoved.
Mathew Brewington

Tampa, FL

#11 May 2, 2010
She will be buried in Clinton NC. Her moms home town and where her tribe resides. Ruby Jamile I love us sooooooooooo much and all that we loved to do I will continue to do for you my love. PLease now that ur with God keep watch over us all and guide us as best possible to do what ud have us do each day. I do love yo Ruby and will miss u forever. Ruby lived a carefree life pretty much. She cared about what mattered like her family and friends and her interests that never stopped growing. Jack or Jill of al trades Id say she was. A great gal. If I could write mmore I would.
Mathew Brewington

Tampa, FL

#12 May 2, 2010
Jeff wrote:
I just found it on-line. She is being buried today, Friday 30 Apr 2010 in Hollywood FL.
No Burrial is in Clinton Nc... I went to Boca Grande yesterday and said my goodbyes to her on the water. Took a special gift from her to me with me from yeeeeears ago...
Cyndi

Clinton, NC

#13 May 3, 2010
Ruby is my niece and a wonderful person. We had a beautiful celebration of Ruby's life yesterday in Clinton. She will be missed by all who knew her. She will continue to be in our hearts forever.
Linda McMillan

Fayetteville, NC

#14 May 3, 2010
In attempting to find this article, I read of many more similar horrible accidents. What I would like to know is what have the authorities done to prevent more of these horrible accidents! How many more lives are to lost? Would it not be wise to put in place pedestrian walk ways, I see them in many other cities. These are used for bikers and pedestrians.
Sister

Aiken, SC

#15 May 5, 2010
Don't judge lest ye be judged. One day you may find yourself in these shoes and FYI my sister was not on the cell phone when she was hit. Don't speak on things you don't know. You don't know the circumstances.
Keith wrote:
What did you want me to do go back hold her hand and tell her too look both ways before crossing the street and not talk on the phone and pay attention to traffic...I don't like anybody getting hurt but were all are responsible for ourselves all the time
Ruby MOM

Cary, NC

#16 May 5, 2010
Keith wrote:
We saw a lady walking across the highway about that time talking on the phone and not paying attention to traffic and I mentioned to my girl friend that lady is going to get hit
Just so you know, she was not talking on a cell phone. So the dear lady you saw talking on the phone is somewhere with her friends and family tonight.
Ruby MOM

Cary, NC

#17 May 5, 2010
Mathew Brewington wrote:
She will be buried in Clinton NC. Her moms home town and where her tribe resides. Ruby Jamile I love us sooooooooooo much and all that we loved to do I will continue to do for you my love. PLease now that ur with God keep watch over us all and guide us as best possible to do what ud have us do each day. I do love yo Ruby and will miss u forever. Ruby lived a carefree life pretty much. She cared about what mattered like her family and friends and her interests that never stopped growing. Jack or Jill of al trades Id say she was. A great gal. If I could write mmore I would.
Thanks so much Matt, we all love you.
blake

Clinton, NC

#18 May 6, 2010
Keith wrote:
What did you want me to do go back hold her hand and tell her too look both ways before crossing the street and not talk on the phone and pay attention to traffic...I don't like anybody getting hurt but were all are responsible for ourselves all the time
I think you should of kept your comment to yourself even though you have labeled my cousin to be a careless pedestrian and have hurt her family with such a statement as this even though the person you did see is still alive thank God for watching over that person and for his angels over us, God could have saved "Jamie" BUT IT WAS HER TIME TO GO TO HEAVEN.
DizzyindaKeyz

Miami, FL

#19 May 10, 2010
Keith,
Go f*** yourself! I saw the accident too and the irony of it is she is my very close friend. I pray that you will not have to have a heavy heart. I guess as my father always told me, consider the source... Accidents happen son, thats why they are called accidents. Who cares about phones, the person that hit her was probably on the phone, how about that?
Keith wrote:
What did you want me to do go back hold her hand and tell her too look both ways before crossing the street and not talk on the phone and pay attention to traffic...I don't like anybody getting hurt but were all are responsible for ourselves all the time
lior maman

Hollywood, FL

#20 Jun 25, 2010
i heard abaut this terrible accident just today.i feel so bad.she was a special person . the kind that is hard to find.i was working with ruby for years and i felt like it happend to my sister.i hope u know how special and kind she was. i'm sending my regard to her familly and i hope that u will be strong and remember how good she was.

she is in my prays
lior maman
MyWendy

Raeford, NC

#21 Nov 7, 2014
The driver was texting while driving

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