‘Justice for Kyle’ benefit on August 17

On August 6, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

kyle_webIn the early hours of Sunday, December 8, 2013, 26 year old Kyle Wilson was struck and killed by a hit and run driver while walking back to his hotel from a concert on the Killington access road in Killington VT. He was within 2 miles from the front door. Later on the day of Kyle’s death, the driver came forward, was arrested, was charged with “Hit and Run, resulting in fatality” and released on bail.

Investigations into the accident have led to many questions, but no answers for Kyle’s family about exactly how and why he was killed.

The expense to Kyle’s family has been enormous. They have settled his school loans and other debts.

They have hired lawyers to manage the civil suits now pending against the driver, the bar that served him and the Town of Killington. In order to move forward, they must now hire forensic experts, private investigators and chemical consultants. There are many more expenses to come.

A benefit will be held on Sunday, August 17 at 3 p.m. at Orleans Restaurant in Somerville. Items will raffled with all proceeds going directly to the Kyle Wilson Memorial Fund.

If you are unable to attend but would still like to donate, visit www.youcaring.com and search the words “Justice for Kyle” or mail a check made out to “Kyle Wilson Memorial Fund” and send it to 447 Methodist Hill Road, Enfield NH 03748.

7 Responses to “‘Justice for Kyle’ benefit on August 17”

  1. WHY says:

    First of all my condolences to Kyle’s family on their loss. I have no idea why they are having out of pocket expert costs and expenses for their court case. If they hired a decent Plaintiff’s attorney this should all be done on a contingency basis, with expenses taken out of any verdict or settlement. Sounds like they hired the wrong lawyer.

  2. PixiePocahontas says:

    I’m sorry for the loss of a young man who’s life was cut so short.
    His story should set as an example why we need better laws in this country to go after businesses which promote excessive drinking due to greed. I would penalize owners before bartenders since many are forced to push drinks onto patrons. It’s a poor excuse to claim they depend on the money to run their business. There is no greater loss than losing a loved one. Putting greed above the cost of human life is a moral hazard and one with far too many negative repercussions, better to prevent these deaths by introducing laws which would make owners think twice before allowing patrons to drink to the point they are unable to avoid great harm leading to death.

  3. wondering says:

    Wondering the same thing. I hope they listen and get it taken care of. What a horrible loss. What’s the connection here? I’m guessing he grew up here? Sad, Sad story all around. People take off, return when they sober up. There should be a huge penalty for leaving the scene.

  4. WHY says:

    Pixie. What the heck are you talking about. Most states already have these laws to hold bars accountable for serving intoxicated people…they are called Dram Shop acts. That’s why bars have insurance. The bar tender is never personally on the hook.

  5. PixiePocahontas says:

    WHY,

    In order for the laws to be enforced, someone actually has to enforce them. Do you really want me to go down that road?

    Travel to bars that allow patrons to drink until they can hardly walk out the door. I assure you they still exist, I’ve been in a few and where family members have worked. Let’s not forget about the clubs where young women wearing close to nothing are forced by management to push shots and drinks until early hours of the morning.

    Do me a favor– next time your in a bar and you see someone crawling out the door clutching their car keys, tell management to call the cops and see what happens next.

  6. Johhnie Jazz says:

    Pixie, when was the last time you were in a bar? Nowadays the bartenders are a lot more cognizant of their customers and how hammered they are. And why do you hate everyone who does well and accumalates a little wealth? Not healthy.

    Can you please remember to take your meds before responding? I don’t feel like scrolling thru a 5 page screed of yours in response.

  7. PixiePocahontas says:

    Who needs the meds now Accumulates a little wealth–are you serious? Try watching something besides corp brothel mongering faux news, will you Jazz?

    Must I remind you of the heist of the century by criminal white collar enterprise, where do we begin? Hedgefunds house of horrors with many going to jail, Bernie & company? TARP bailouts, AIG, the list is too long.

    Try your coastal communities up and down the north and south shore, including female entertainment establishments.

    Is the casino coming to town? I’ll be sure to avoid that section of town.
    And why are you asking about wealth? You’re on the wrong thread. Maybe put down the bud and call it a night.

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