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He's charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident, failure to render aid and reckless vehicular homicide.
This was the route Benito Fuentez took .
His boss, Rick Saxby says, "Every day he'd walk to work."
Fuentez was a groundskeeper at the Stoneybrook Golf Course in Columbia.
His son says, " He wake up 3am take his lunch and start walking to work."
Columbia police say some time after he left his apartment for the three mile walk---- a car crossed over Campbellsville Pike and hit the landscaper.
A few hours later, another driver saw his body in the ditch and called police. In this exclusive interview, Fuentez's son expresses his sadness and frustration.
Oscar Andrade says, "I just ask the person why he didn't stop? Maybe he can save my father."
The 62 year old Fuentez had 20 grandchildren.
The GM of the golf course says, "He'd bring the grand kids in here to buy them candy or snack chips. The grand kids were just gorgeous."
Columbia police say the driver crossed over the center line and hit Fuentez from behind.
Lt. Jeremy Alsup with the Columbia Police Department says, "All indications tell us Mr. Fuentez was walking on the correct side of the road facing traffic."
A resident who lives along Campbellsville Pike, Rick Primm, says,
"There's no way I'd walk up and down this road. You're taking your life in your own hands."
Back at the golf course, the manager says Fuentez left his mark in more ways than one. "He's left his fingerprints his handprints all over the golf course as far his outstanding work and he did it with such exhuberance and joy every day. It's a tragedy beyond words."
Wednesday, November 28 2012, 09:55 PM CST
House passes 2-year moratorium on dam barriers
May 21, 2013 19:12 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The U.S. House has passed legislation that would put a two-year moratorium on an Army Corps of Engineers plan to erect barriers to prevent people from fishing below dams on the Cumberland River.
U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield heralded final passage of the Freedom to Fish Act on Tuesday. Whitfield was a leading proponent of the measure in the House.
The bill, introduced by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., was co-sponsored by Sens. Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Bob Corker of Tennessee.
Whitfield said the bill thwarts, at least temporarily, an effort to "take away some of the best fishing in Kentucky." Passage of the measure, Whitfield said, allows time to work out a permanent solution.
The measure now goes to President Barack Obama for consideration.
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