Bedford Man Dies From Injuries Suffered in Accident

(BEDFORD) – Randy Norman, of Bedford, died Friday from injuries he suffered in a two-vehicle accident at John Williams Boulevard and R Street on Aug. 14.

Randy Norman

According to a Bedford Police report, 48-year-old Randy Norman was unresponsive but breathing when emergency crews arrived on the scene at 7:29 a.m.

Firefighters from the Bedford Fire Department freed Norman from his 1997 Jeep Wrangler. He was then taken by an IU Health Hospital ambulance to IU Health Hospital and then flown by helicopter to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment. Norman died at 6:11 p.m. on Friday, August 23.

According to police, 32-year-old William Mathews, of Bedford, was traveling east in the left lane on John Williams Boulevard in a 2006 Kenworth T300 registered to B&D Waste Removal.

Mathews told police when he approached the intersection of R Street, Norman, who was traveling north on R Street, cut him off. Mathews told police he attempted to stop but was unable to do so. Police say he left more than 70 feet in skid marks attempting to stop.

According to police, they found a wooden container in Norman’s Jeep that contained a leafy-substance that tested positive for marijuana and a smoking device. Toxicology reports showed Norman had no marijuana in his system at the time of the accident.

Funeral services for Randy Norman will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service Wednesday.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

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