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Ogden family pleads with public to help them find drivers who hit, killed their loved one

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Posted at 9:24 PM, Sep 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-25 23:24:05-04

OGDEN, Utah -- The family of an Ogden man who was killed last weekend after falling off his motorcycle is pleading with the public to help them find the drivers who ran over him.

Quintin Clyde Redmond was with his wife at the time of the crash, which occurred on I-80 near milepost 8 outside of Wendover. She survived. He did not.

Police think the two drivers who ran over Quintin had no idea they hit a human. His wife was there to witness it all, but she was helpless. The couple was heading to Wendover for his 35th birthday when their motorcycle's back tire blew out.

"His wife was trying to get him off the road when two cars rolled over him," said Robert Redmond, who is the victim's older brother.

"I want everyone to know who this man was and that he is going to be very missed," said Christopher Redmond, who is also Quintin's older brother.

One by one, the vehicles ran over their brother's body, which was laying in the middle of the highway. Troopers think the drivers had no idea what they hit.

"Somebody may have thought they hit an animal or something in the road, but they actually hit a brother, a father, and a good friend all in one," Robert Redmond said.

The victim's older brothers describe the 35-year-old as giving and as someone who didn't have much but made sure not only to provide for his family but also the homeless.

"He was someone who was selfless,” Christopher Redmond said. “He didn't have much money. He scraped by, but he would always get enough money to feed all the homeless down at Liberty Park.”

The Redmonds said all they want is to know who hit their youngest sibling.

"We would like the people to come forward, but we're not looking to file criminal charges, we just want closure,” Christopher Redmond said. “We just want the truth."

Troopers said it was dark outside around 9:15 p.m. on Saturday. Visibility may have been a factor, and troopers said they think the drivers were unaware they hit and killed a man.

They're asking anyone who was driving along that road at that time to try to remember if they felt a bump that night. If you do, give them a call.

Quintin leaves behind his wife Michaela and five children. The family needs help with burial costs. Donations can be made to Myers Mortuary in Ogden under the Quintin Clyde Redmond Memorial Fund.