Son of UK employee killed by accused drunk driver: 'You should choose not to drink and drive'
A year away from retirement at the University of Kentucky, Timothy Moore worked in utility management.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDRB) -- A year away from retirement at the University of Kentucky, Timothy Moore worked in utility management.
While Moore had served two tours in the Navy, the 56-year-old Lexington man was now all about family -- a father of three and a grandfather of twelve.
“He was a kind, generous man. He definitely didn’t deserve what he got,” Moore’s son Michael told WDRB over the phone from Cincinnati.
Early Saturday morning, an accused drunk driver hit Moore and LMPD Detective Jason Schweitzer while the two were at the edge of the UK campus. Both men were killed.
According to Michael Moore, his father died doing what he did best -- helping people.
“I was told he was giving directions to a citizen that was lost. So they seen him and stopped him and he was just helping out, giving them directions. I think they were hungry and they wanted to know a location where they could get something to eat,” said Michael Moore. “I was angry. I was asking myself why a careless decision took the life of two great people that didn’t deserve it one bit.”
Lexington Police say Suzanne Whitlow is the 26-year-old woman who was behind the wheel of the car that hit and killed Moore and Schweitzer. She is charged with manslaughter and DUI.
“There's consequences to every decision that you make and she made a choice and that choice comes with consequences,” said Michael Moore. “You have choices and you should choose not to drink and drive.”
Whitlow has not been booked into the Fayette County Detention Center. As of Sunday night, police say she is still in the hospital.
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