Over the weekend we talked to the father of Emily Herzog, the 19 year old Indiana State University student killed at the Lyford Y intersection two years ago.
Steve Herzog says he gave up being a truck driver after a semi rolled over his daughter’s car. We caught up with family and friends last night at Joppa Cemetary for Emily’s second annual Angelversary.
It’s clear the young woman made quite an impact in her 19 years.
“It’s a good feeling to know that everyone still cares and love about her. She was a good person,” Emily’s father, Stever Herzog said.
“She just, she’s had such a great impact on everybody, as you can see all the people here, we’re here because of her,” one friend said.
“She knew how to pick me up when I was down. I was down a lot in high school and she was just there to crack a joke and make me laugh.”
“I was in the trucking industry so I understand the long hours and there’s a lot of time to think. I kind of hung up the trucking industry for now. I don’t see myself getting back in, I was in for 25 years. My father was a truck driver and we lived just about a quarter of a mile away from the Y where the accident happened,” Herzog said.
“She’s always with me I feel like. Definitely,” her friend said.
“I was in a car accident myself and it could have been a lot worse than it was and I believe I had a guardian angel.”
Emily’s family would like to see INDOT take more action to the Lyford Y which has caused other deadly accidents in the past.
INDOT added blinking stop signs and lower speed limits posted, but they say the intersection does not meet state standards for installing a traffic light.