Man hit by semi UPDATED

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

COOKE COUNTY, Tex. -- A family grieving after their loved one was hit by a semi-truck and killed. Family members say they want to extend sympathy for the truck driver, and asked KXII for help.

Even as they try and recover from this tragic accident, they want the truck driver to know they don't hold any hard feelings.

Oak Ridge police say 35-year-old Daniel Ray Taylor was crossing Highway 82 east of Gainesville, when he was hit by an 18-wheeler coming over the hill. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Family members say they have truck drivers in their family and wanted to let the driver know it was an accident. They do not hold anything against him.

They could not locate the driver, so they contacted KXII.

“I would tell him that I’m very sorry this ever happened to him,” said Mary Preston, Taylor’s aunt. “We are considering his feelings, very much so, if he needs help emotionally that he will seek help.”

Family members say Taylor was celebrating some recent good news in his life, and was walking along Highway 82 to meet his ride.

The driver of the semi was said to have pulled over and called authorities after it happened.

The incident is still under investigation.


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  • by TJ Location: Okla on Oct 30, 2007 at 02:47 PM
    It is a blessing to see a family with more values than dollar signs in their eyes. The Lord looks after his own.
  • by Nikkymac Location: Oklahoma on Oct 30, 2007 at 02:11 PM
    What a kind family. There should be more people like them.
  • by casey Location: denison on Oct 30, 2007 at 10:25 AM
    This Family is a true blessing and set such an example of how this world should be my toughts and prayer are with both families may god be with both of yall in this time of grief
  • by Christian on Oct 30, 2007 at 09:12 AM
    This is a true example of how we all should be. Bless both families and know you have touched others with your caring hearts and loving attitude. We will keep you all in our prayers.
  • by Susan Location: Durant on Oct 30, 2007 at 08:31 AM
    If only the world had more people like this family. May God be with you in this time of loss and with the driver.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 30, 2007 at 07:20 AM
    What a caring and compassionate family. The world would be a much better place if others lived by the Taylor's values of thoughtfullness and forgiveness.
  • by Lorie Location: TOM BEAN on Oct 30, 2007 at 06:53 AM
    You are a very understanding family and I have your family and the truck drivers family in my thoughts and prayers.MAY GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU
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