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Terry “Old Man” Lee Duncan tragically died on January 28, 2019 on US 131 in Michigan just north of Fife Lake. I was able to visit with the family at this tribute site while I was driving there on May 25, 2019. As I was driving south on US 131 I saw a car stopped with several people standing alongside the road looking at a tribute site. I turned around, pulled in behind them and walked up to them. I was not sure what to expect but I was able to share with them how I had created this web site in order for them to post pictures of their site and to make it safer to visit. It was a very uncomfortable moment but I am glad that I stopped.
I later read the news story about the accident: https://upnorthlive.com/news/local/name-of-victim-in-deadly-us-131-crash-released
Charges were filed against the man I met alongside the road who was building the roadside tribute, Brad Lafuze, according to this story: https://www.record-eagle.com/news/local_news/charges-filed-after-icy-deadly-crash/article_b2f1ee30-5391-59f0-a1cb-e7b4e9943f87.html
Photo by Jim Hill, January, 2019.
Author: James Hill
I have a passion for eliminating roadway accidents after having seen so much pain and suffering caused by them around the world. My background is in mechanical engineering where I began my career with Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan working in Body Engineering. I remember the first test crash I watched and how sick my stomach felt when the car crashed into the concrete wall. This memory is forever "cemented" into my mind. As an aircraft pilot I was always focused upon safety procedures, and this way of thinking has made its way into my research into automotive safety. In a desire to end traffic accidents I created this Roadside Tribute site and manage a sister site RoadsideMemorialTributes.com web sites. I also created and manage the Christians for Christ Ministries https://www.christiansforchrist.com web site and a sister site to Roadside Tribute for drowning victims called Lakeside Tribute https://lakesidetribute.com/. My daytime job is to manage and implement the digital marketing programs for User Friendly Consulting, Inc.
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