A Doniphan man is dead after being st...

A Doniphan man is dead after being struck by a vehicle in Ripley County...

There are 27 comments on the KZIM-AM Cape Girardeau story from Nov 5, 2008, titled A Doniphan man is dead after being struck by a vehicle in Ripley County.... In it, KZIM-AM Cape Girardeau reports that:

A one vehicle accident has claimed the life of 60-year old Kenneth Roberts of Doniphan.

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sorry

Columbia, MO

#1 Nov 5, 2008
My sincere prayers go out to Kenny's family and many friends. He was always such a nice guy, never a harsh word to anyone. Such a tragedy. He always worked so hard and walked everywhere. My prayers also lie with the lady that was driving, it can't be easy for her to live with this either, but I'm sure it was just an accident pure and simple.
just wondering

Dahlonega, GA

#2 Nov 5, 2008
when and where did this happen,i just seen him last week,he was all dress up for halloween,he look nice,he was always around town.
Report

Dawsonville, GA

#3 Nov 5, 2008
http://www.mshp.dps.mo.gov/HP68/search.jsp

Go to that site and you can read the report.
semo

Columbia, MO

#4 Nov 5, 2008
was he the man that walked to town all the time. His hair was black and always has on a red jacket. Was he always in town and country in the mornings.
karebear

United States

#5 Nov 5, 2008
His was a great guy, never a bad thing that came out of his mouth. He would always come into my workplace and give me a big hug. I will miss him so much. He never complained about anything. Why did something so tragic happen to such a great guy?
just wondering

Dahlonega, GA

#6 Nov 5, 2008
yea,that was him ,he also sat at the vocational school and waved at everyone that drove by.
Robin Adams

Hawi, HI

#7 Nov 5, 2008
just wondering wrote:
yea,that was him ,he also sat at the vocational school and waved at everyone that drove by.
that was another Kenny. That one died earlier this year.
jack

Clarkesville, GA

#8 Nov 6, 2008
you will be missed my friend

“Livin' and Dyin' in 3/4 Time”

Since: Aug 08

Doniphan, MO

#9 Nov 6, 2008
I'll miss seeing Kenny at Town and Country and walking around town. There is something to be said for a person that always had a kind word. God bless ya little buddy!
blondie

United States

#10 Nov 6, 2008
Robin Adams wrote:
<quoted text>that was another Kenny. That one died earlier this year.
that kenney died like two years ago. i know someone that works at walnut street res. care. kenny's brother lives there now they look a lot alike

Since: Oct 08

United States

#11 Nov 6, 2008
his brother lives at walnut street his name is gary he sits on the brick wall and waves at everybody kenny was a good guy
yes

United States

#12 Nov 6, 2008
Kenny was a very nice man to anyone he ever saw!

“I live in Missouri now ”

Since: Jul 08

Peoria , Il.

#13 Nov 7, 2008
oh no !! this is awful ! He always gave me a hug when he seen me and a big smile!
he s in a better place

Rimersburg, PA

#14 Nov 7, 2008
he is ok now do any one go to the visation???
patches

Quitman, AR

#15 Nov 22, 2008
Kathy Lancaster is my best friend she is known as Kat.She has been taking all of this really rough she can't sleep at night,she's still afraid to drive after dark.She also went to Kenny's families home and apologized she is a very kind hearted woman.I think we should not only be preying for Kenny's family but for her as well!!!
Concerned

Conway, AR

#16 Nov 22, 2008
About 14 years ago, Kat and I didn't exactly hit it off. Since then, I've learned what an awesome person she is, and my heart really goes out to her. I pray for her constantly. I would never wish that on anyone, and I hope that God finds a way for her to deal with this and not blame herself. Kenny was a great guy. I hope that Kathy can work through this. Please let her know that she has lot of people pulling for her!!!!

Since: Oct 08

United States

#17 Nov 22, 2008
patches wrote:
Kathy Lancaster is my best friend she is known as Kat.She has been taking all of this really rough she can't sleep at night,she's still afraid to drive after dark.She also went to Kenny's families home and apologized she is a very kind hearted woman.I think we should not only be preying for Kenny's family but for her as well!!!
Was it nighttime when she hit him? I was thinking it was like around 4:00p.m., but I could be wrong. If it was daytime out, how did she not see him? I mean did she top a hill and there he was or did she round a curve and there he was? I'm not blaming her by no means and I really feel for her to have to live with this. It has got to be hard on her no matter how it happened, but I was just trying to understand how it did happen. I mean if you try to picture how you could end up hitting someone, I always assume that I would top a hill or round a curve, cause otherwise you would just assume you would be able to see them. The real problem with people who walk down these roads is they don't get off the road when a car is coming. Especially young teens. They stay right where they are and expect us to just go around them. The problem with that is sometimes there are other cars coming the other way and we can't always get over. Another problem they don't seem to realize is that if there's a glare from sunlight or whatever we may not see them at all! And at night is a whole new problem, peoples eyes don't shine at night like animals and sometimes I only see them once I'm right up on them. They should wear reflective clothing or solve the whole problem day or night and just move completely off the road when a car is coming. It's their life they are saving, not ours! I know none of this will help Kenny now, but if any future road walkers could read this and abide by these simple suggestions a lot of lives could benefit from it.

Since: Nov 08

Greenbrier, AR

#18 Nov 23, 2008
Kenny was my neighbor up until a few years ago. He was always nice to me. He also had a good sense of humor. His entire family was pretty nice too. It's sad to hear what happened and hard to imagine him being gone.
Amanda

United States

#19 Nov 24, 2008
Jack_Daniels wrote:
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Was it nighttime when she hit him? I was thinking it was like around 4:00p.m., but I could be wrong. If it was daytime out, how did she not see him? I mean did she top a hill and there he was or did she round a curve and there he was? I'm not blaming her by no means and I really feel for her to have to live with this. It has got to be hard on her no matter how it happened, but I was just trying to understand how it did happen. I mean if you try to picture how you could end up hitting someone, I always assume that I would top a hill or round a curve, cause otherwise you would just assume you would be able to see them. The real problem with people who walk down these roads is they don't get off the road when a car is coming. Especially young teens. They stay right where they are and expect us to just go around them. The problem with that is sometimes there are other cars coming the other way and we can't always get over. Another problem they don't seem to realize is that if there's a glare from sunlight or whatever we may not see them at all! And at night is a whole new problem, peoples eyes don't shine at night like animals and sometimes I only see them once I'm right up on them. They should wear reflective clothing or solve the whole problem day or night and just move completely off the road when a car is coming. It's their life they are saving, not ours! I know none of this will help Kenny now, but if any future road walkers could read this and abide by these simple suggestions a lot of lives could benefit from it.
It was about 6p. It happend around a curve. It was really close to my house. We couldn't believe it when we found out he got hit the next morning. I saw him walking just about every every morning on my way into town.
I heard he was standing in the highway but I don't know if that is true. I would have thought she would have seen him if he was standing in the road.
I will pray for Kathy as well.
patches

Rose Bud, AR

#20 Nov 25, 2008
It happened just a little after 6 cause she called 911 at 6:23pm and it gets dark starting at 5 so yes it was very dark.She did not see him he stepped out from behind a curve sign right in front of her of course she slammed on her brakes but it was to late.S he had to be sooo scared out there alone looking for Keeny.Also shame on those to cars that stopped,Kat asked them for a flashlight and told them what happened they just drove away and the 2nd one that stopped told her yeah i have a light let me pull off the road and i be damn that person just drove off too.Thankyou to the 3rd car that did stop and actually loan the light,but by then the cops showed up just a min.later,also of course the cops did a breath test and she blew 000.

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