published Monday, August 29th, 2011

Pedestrian killed on Birchwood Pike was Harrison man

The pedestrian killed Saturday on Birchwood Pike has been identified as a 23-year-old Harrison man.

Tony D. Rudd was killed between 10:30 and 11 p.m. Saturday, said Janice Atkinson, spokeswoman for the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. He was struck by a 2000 Jeep Cherokee driven by 47-year-old Clarence Duncan, she said.

Witnesses told authorities that, before the accident, Rudd was seen running in front of their vehicles in the middle of the road.

Rudd died from injuries sustained in the crash, she said.

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cmiller02182005 said...

i dont think you should say things like that..and its very offened to some people..if you dont have anything nice to say dont say anything at all keep it to yourself

August 29, 2011 at 5:26 p.m.
icaughtkerouac said...

Harrystatel and Rolando, first of all, the "dead man" has a name...Tony Rudd. It was listed in the article. He was someone's son, someone's father. You should show some respect. There are a lot of other things that I would love to say to you, but I was taught to respect others. Instead, I will leave you with this. I hope and pray that your family never has to endure a tragedy like this. May God bless you despite the things that you have said about a man that you don't even know.

August 29, 2011 at 9:01 p.m.
rmccoy12377 said...

As everyone is entitled to their opinion, so are the selfish. Personally, my compassion lies with the innocent children, whom now have to grow up without their daddy, not to mention his mother and father have lost their son and his wife has lost her husband. Shall I keep going??? I think I speak for many that no one would want to be in either persons shoes reguardless of the fault placed.

August 30, 2011 at 7:27 a.m.
riverstronghold said...

there must be some additional information available that i haven't seen.

how do we know that Mr. Rudd didn't deliberately walk into traffic?

certainly it is horrible whether accident or intended for Mr. Duncan to have to live with this awful event.

it also is tragic for Mr. Rudd and his family as well.

responsibility will go where it belongs when it's all said and done...we can be compassionate to all without justice being denied.

these are difficult times of hardship for many, in many ways.

i will try today to be kinder than necessary; everyone is fighting some kind of battle. let us band together to bandage our kindnesses, our community, our collective will to care and to succeed.

August 30, 2011 at 7:33 a.m.
ryanhyde326 said...

This young man was not playing in traffic! From what I have heard, he was trying to flag a vehicle down for a ride home. Since no one was there with him at the time of the accident, who knows for sure what really happened. He could have tripped and fallen in front of the vehicle. Don't be cruel and stupid and say things you know nothing about! It is a terrible tragady for all that are involved! God be with them all!

August 30, 2011 at 8:26 p.m.
RRudd said...

Harrystatel and Rolando, apparently you was raised to not have any respect or morals. You have no idea what took place the night of this accident, as no one else does either. Tony was a son, brother, husband, father, grandson and newphew. As his aunt, your comments are very disrepectful to him, his family, and his memory. I hope and pray that you never have to go thru such a tragedy as our family is going thru, but even more I would hope that should you have to that you would not have to read and endure such disrepectful and hurtful comments like the ones that you and Rolando have wrote. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Duncan as we are sure that this is a very hard time for him. And Harrystatel and Rolando, we will pray for you as well.

August 30, 2011 at 9:40 p.m.
AMRudd said...

I am asking please stop this. I am Tony's wife and I would really appreciate it if you all would just let him rest. He has children that will one day ask questions and see these things, make it a peaceful story for them, it will be hard enough for them to handle without your comments. If you did not know Tony and you were not there, just stay out of it. My babies (3 and 4 years old) have lost their father, I, at 24, have lost my husband of 5 years, he was also a son, grandson, nephew, and friend to many. He was an amazing father, husband, and best friend... leave him be. I miss and love you Tony Rudd!!! Rest In Peace baby!

August 31, 2011 at 7:56 p.m.

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