What really happened: I recently started going in to work a few hours earlier the last couple of months and I usually drive past the spot where the accident happened between 3 and 4 in the morning and sometimes earlier. On several occasions I observed people crossing the interstate at the exact spot where RD was hit by that truck. One time in particular, I had to tap my brakes because it didn't seem as though the two people crossing the interstate had any idea that I was coming. I would be driving between 75 and 80 mph and go around the blind curve and there would be someone either on the shoulder or climbing over the concrete partition between the two lanes. One thing I noticed is that there are bars on both sides of the road and it appeared that people were just walking from one bar to the other. Turns out that one of the new guys that I hired recently knew a friend of the family and they were able to fill him in a little more. RD was at one bar and was pretty drunk already when his girlfriend showed up and started a fight with him. So he left and started to walk across the interstate to the other bar (or somewhere else) and that is when the accident happened. So it clears up a lot. There was no suicide or anything too dramatic. Just RD going from point A to point B. Add in the rain and fog causing poor visibility to a driver already going around a blind curve. Also add in the fact that being drunk can cause someone to misjudge the speed and distance of an oncoming truck, hinders one's judgement and decision making abilities, and usually enables a person to take unnecessary risks. Add all that together and you get a tragedy. I sat on this info for a while and wondered whether or not it would be appropriate to post it here. A few of you have emailed me with questions and I never could divulge or speculate on anything because the whole thing made so little sense. I cannot say for certain that what I just posted is in fact 100% accurate but it does shed light on what happened so some of us can no longer live with the mystery. To me it proves one thing: Anyone can lose their life in an instant - so we must live every moment to the fullest.