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Interstate death should not have happened

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST • Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014 7:53 a.m. CST

This letter is in regard to what has been going on with the man who was found dead along Interstate 88 near Dixon. It seems that everybody wants to blame the maintenance worker and/or the state police for not finding him.

I highly doubt that the worker and state police ignored their orders, and I'm sure they looked for him. For whatever reason, they could not find him. I'm sure it was not for lack of trying.

If we feel the need to play the all-so-popular "blame game,'' what about the, not one, not two, but three people who drove right past him while he was lying on part of the interstate, waving his arms for help?

For what ungodly reason would you not stop and help a fellow human being lying along the highway?

One driver had to back up 10 yards to get the mile marker. Maybe back up a little farther and help the man. I had more faith in my fellow man.

That man should not have died on I-88. Thank you for your time.

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