Family remembers 80-year-old man struck, killed by vehicle in Oakley

Family remembers 80-year-old man struck, killed by vehicle in Oakley


FIGURED THEY WOULD BE GEARING UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS, INSTEAD THEY ARE NOW PREPARING FOR HIS FUNERAL. TAURUS ADAMS SPENT THE DAY GOING THROUGH PHOTOS AND MAKING PHONE CALLS AS HE PREPARED TO MAKE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR HIS FATHER.>>HE WAS GOING TO MEET MY MOTHER TO GO DO SOME CHRISTMAS SHOPPING FOR THE GRAND CHILDREN. ALEXIS: IT WAS AROUND 4:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY, 80-YEAR-OLD WILLIAM LEATHERWOOD WAS STRUCK AND KILLED WHILE WALKING ON THIS CROSSWALK ON MADISON ROAD. IT IS RIGHT BY THE CROSS ROADS CHURCH IN OAKLEY WHERE THE FAMILY HAS BEEN MEMBERS FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS.>>OH THEY ARE REGULARS. THEY GO UP THERE ALL THE TIME. THE TARGET, THE MEIJERS, THEY ARE ALL AROUND CINCINNATI. ALEXIS: ADAMS SAYS HIS FATHER WASN’T BIG ON DRIVING AND WALKED TO PLACES FREQUENTLY, AND WAS ALSO NO STRANGER TO SERVICE.>>HE WAS A WORKAHOLIC, I WAS A WORKAHOLIC. HE STAYED COMMITTED AND TRUE TO HIS JOB. FAMILY WAS THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY. HE WAS IN THE AIR FORCE, UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL WHERE HE DID NUTRITIONAL SERVICES FOR 35 YEARS AND AFTER THAT HE KIND OF RETIRED AND DID A LOT OF GARDENING AND WHAT NOT AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD. ALEXIS: OR TO THOSE WHO SERVE THE CITY EVERY DAY.>>NEXT THING YOU KNOW HE WORKED FOR DISTRICT 2 FOR A WHILE IN THEIR JANITORIAL SERVICES. HE MET A LOT OF PEOPLE THERE LIKE SUNNY KIM AND THEM. HE WAS A VERY NEUTRAL GUY.>>HE WAS MORE THAN JUST A CUSTODIAN IN DISTRICT 2. HE WAS LIKE ONE OF THE FAMILY MEMBERS. HE WOULD COME IN AND HE WOULD SIT DOWN AND HE WOULD INTERACT. TO SOME OF US HE WAS MORE OF A FATHER FIGURE. ALEXIS: NOW HIS FAMILY HAS A PLEA TO DRIVERS.>>FIGURE WHEN PEOPLE ARE WALKING THE ROAD THEY ARE AT THEIR MOST VULNERABLE. I THINK YOU NEED TO WATCH OUT A BIT MORE. ALEXIS: THE DRIVER OF THE CAR HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED BUT HE IS NOT CHARGED WITH ANYTHING AT

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