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Bald Knob man hit, killed while standing on U.S. 67 shoulder

By Katie Doherty

This article was published January 16, 2013 at 8:18 a.m.

A Bald Knob man was hit and killed Tuesday by a truck that lost control on an icy White County road, Arkansas State Police said.

Delbert J. Brooks, 37, had pulled his 2003 Volvo onto the southbound shoulder of U.S. 67 at mile marker 53 and was standing outside the vehicle, state police said in a preliminary accident report.

About 5:24 p.m., a 1997 Ford Explorer driving north lost control, crossed the median, and hit Brooks as he stood on the shoulder, the report said.

State police didn’t say why Brooks had pulled over to the shoulder.

Road were slick and icy at the time of the wreck, the report said.

Brooks was the 18th person to die in crashes on Arkansas roads so far this year, according to preliminary figures.

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jetjohn says... January 16, 2013 at 1:44 p.m.

Mr. Brooks was helping another driver.

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onlyGodmatters says... January 16, 2013 at 4:31 p.m.

My prayers and sympathy for the family of the decedent. It was apparently his time to go though, if a vehicle crossed the median and struck him. I could see it being a coincidental accident if the Explorer had been traveling in the same direction as the decedent, but to cross the median.... It was an unfortunate accident I'm sure, but definitely not coincidental (more predestined).

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Jfish says... January 16, 2013 at 4:51 p.m.

"unfortunate accident, predestined", Not hardly, one would assume that the Explorer was traveling faster than he/she should have been given the conditions, however, as usual, there will be no punishment for the motorist. It will likely just be chalked up to an "unfortunate accident" (that was totally preventable) and the Brooks family will be left to deal with it.

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Smoothseaz says... January 16, 2013 at 6:39 p.m.

Because he was a tow truck driver out doing his job to help the community and provide for his family. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

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Dontsufferfools says... January 16, 2013 at 10:51 p.m.

onlygodmatters, if coincidental means something, like an accident, happened as a coincidence, that is, a car skids out of control and hits a man who happens to park, get out of his vehicle and be standing in the skidding car's path, then, yes, it was a coincidental accident like all accidents. But if it was a predestined crash, then God, or the driver, directed the car into the man's path.

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