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Man, 82, killed crossing I-95 to help stranded stepdaughter Thursday morning

Posted: January 23, 2014 - 7:43am  |  Updated: January 24, 2014 - 10:18am
I-95 northbound traffic was diverted to International Golf Parkway Thursday morning following a fatal traffic accident on the interstate.
Dana Treen/The Times-Unioin
I-95 northbound traffic was diverted to International Golf Parkway Thursday morning following a fatal traffic accident on the interstate.

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A man’s wife knew something was wrong when her daughter called a second time early Thursday stranded on Interstate 95.

Her stepfather, 82-year-old Charles Burnice Sherrill, had arrived across the way, but she lost sight of him.

“I can’t find him, he’s out here somewhere,” 61-year-old Patricia Ann Harris told the St. Johns County dispatcher. Her mother had called 911 just moments earlier.

Charles Burnice Sherrill of Saint Johns was killed about 5:30 a.m. as he tried to assist Harris with her overheated Chevrolet HHR just north of International Golf Parkway.

Sherrill of Terrell Pappy Road was struck multiple times as he crossed on foot from the southbound lanes of the interstate, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Harris, of St. Augustine, was northbound when she pulled to the side of the interstate. Sherrill parked his Ford pickup on the inside median of southbound I-95 and stepped over the guardrail.

He was almost across the road to the right shoulder when he was hit, said Highway Patrol Sgt. Dylan Bryan.

Bryan said Sherrill was first struck by a Hyundai driven by Roger Dominquez, 45, of Jacksonville, who told investigators he saw the flashing emergency lights of Harris’ vehicle and the pickup. He said he did not see Sherrill and initially thought he had hit debris on the road.

He pulled over and realized he had hit a pedestrian, Bryan said.

Another driver who hit something in the road called 911 because he thought he hit a deer.

Sherill was wearing dark clothing when he was struck, according to the Highway Patrol.

Bryan said all the vehicles involved remained at the scene.

Sherrill’s family declined to comment Thursday.

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videoman1 01/23/14 - 08:19 am
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Sad that people are in such a

Sad that people are in such a hurry that they make these kind of mistakes!

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PhDBlack 01/23/14 - 10:43 am
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This just makes me

This just makes me mad......why would this 82 year old man do something that was just stupid......he could have simply got off the interstate and re enter on the side that his daughter-law was on........people don't think anymore......

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Max mutt 01/23/14 - 04:17 pm
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Why is the woman calling her

Why is the woman calling her 82 yr old father in law???????
NUTS!!!!!!!

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LeoDelNorte 01/23/14 - 04:56 pm
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Agree with all of the above

Agree with all of the above comments. Now add the fact that the drivers & passengers of the car(s) that hit the guy have to live with this for the rest of their lives. Talk about not thinking at all !!
Never pull to the inside median as well....He should have exited & gotten back on the northbound side.

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The Enquirer 01/23/14 - 05:15 pm
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My condolences to this poor

My condolences to this poor man's family. What a way to go after living such a long life. There is no way an 82 year old can cross I-95 traffic even at 5:30 a.m. Even I would be hesitant to try such a maneuver. Why didn't he exit and come around to her side? He could have also provided lights to the scene.

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Newcastle 01/23/14 - 05:21 pm
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Condolences to all affected

Condolences to all affected by this most unfortunate event.

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Howard 01/23/14 - 10:41 pm
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I heard about this first

I heard about this first thing in the morning and I am so sad for this family. All above who are blasting this father-in-law......STOP. This man had obviously a deep love for family and trying to help as much as he could. I admire his love and strength to do this. Just a horrible, sad accident. And, also people wondering....many 82 year old people are more than capable to do much more than you yahoo's are giving them credit for!

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Max mutt 01/24/14 - 01:22 am
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Yeah, Howard like getting hit

Yeah, Howard like getting hit walking across a highway IN THE DARK. Apparently 61 yr old women aren't.
I thought we were done with helpless women.
She couldn't call AAA Or have some plan OTHER THAN GETTING HER 82 YR OLD RELATIVE OUT OF BED?

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Daniel Plainview 01/24/14 - 05:01 am
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It was his own damn fault!

It was his own damn fault!

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